Thursday, April 23, 2009

daily text 04/23

Thursday, April 23rd
"This widow, although poor, dropped in more than they all did." (Luke 21:3)

Not everyone can serve God as a full-time evangelizer. If you must contend with old age, poor health, or other limitations, know that Jehovah warmly appreciates your faithfulness and whatever wholehearted service you can offer. (Luke 21:2) None of us, for that matter, should under-estimate the effect that our efforts, even limited, can have on others. For example, suppose that we called on a few homes and found no one who seemed interested in our message. After we leave, the householders might talk about our call for hours or days, even where no one opened the door to us! We do not expect that everyone who hears the good news will respond favorably, but some will. (Matthew 13:19-23) Others may respond later when conditions in the world change. In any case, by doing what we can in the public ministry, we are doing God's work. We are "God's fellow workers." -1 Corinthians 3:9
(Watchtower issue 10/01/07, 2:9)