by Joe W. Nichols
The above title is a familiar saying to each of us. We all need somebody!
Children depend upon parents for their needs. God planned the home so that each member would need the other members (Ephesians 6:1-4). When one member fails to fulfill his part, the home begins to disintegrate and fall apart.
Each church member needs the church, and the church needs each church member (1 Corinthians 12). To be out of fellowship with the church is to be out of fellowship with the Lord (1 John 1:5-7). We need the church, Christ’s body, for through the church we receive the benefits of the head, Christ (Ephesians 3:14-20).
Our personal work visits are almost without exception to people who need someone. So many people are sick, lonely, and broken-hearted; others are fighting a losing battle with sin as erring children of God; many are drowning in the pollution of sin, not knowing the way of Truth. Our visit is a serious visit; we are dealing with souls. We should take time to comfort or show genuine concern. Why? Because we are dealing with people who need us, and we are there to give what Christ (the Head) has entrusted to us (Hebrews 10:24).
Through personal work, people are able to receive the “touch of the Master’s hand.” Jesus reached out during His earthly ministry to touch the little children (Matthew 19:13), the sick, the leper, the broken-hearted, and the dead (Luke 9:2). Today, He continues to reach out through His body, the church. Christ is reaching out through you and me to accomplish His will.
Somebody needs us! How are we extending the “touch of the Master’s hand”? It is a serious business, brethren! We all need to give this some thought; pray about it; be as serious as we possibly can be about the Father’s business.
We are promised that God will not forget our labors. “For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister” (Hebrews 6:10).
Thanks to The Voice of Truth International, Vol 44 page 54.
by Joe W. Nichols