Who Will Get the Work Done in the Church?

Written by  Haddon W. Robinson

Those who believed were of one heart and one soul. Acts 4:32

Many years ago,the following letter was circulated in a large congregation.

Dear Friend:

          Our church membership………………..1400

          Nonresident members……………………….75

          Balance left to do the work……………1325

          Elderly who’ve done their share………..25

          Balance left to do the work……………1300

          Sick and shut ins………………………………….25

          Balance left to do the work……………1275

          Members who do not give……………….350

          Christmas and Easters members………300

          Balance to do the work……………..

          Members who are overworked…………300

          Balance left to do the work……………….325

          Members with alibis…………………………..200

          Balance left to do the work………………125

          Members too busy with other things…123

          Balance left to do the work…………………….2

 Just you and me, friend, and you had better get busy, because  It’s too much for me!

The historian Luke said the members of the first century church were of one mind, they cared for each other, and God was working among them.  He will work in our church too if we will let His Spirit works through us.

            The church is made up of just two kinds of folk.

                   No matter how you and I view it —

            The ones who just talk about what should be done,

               And those who get busy and do it.  – Anon