I’ve shared this story before, but again, it’s a fitting introduction to this recharge. On February 1, 1960, four men changed the world – Ezell A. Blair Jr. (now known as Jibreel Khazan), David Richmond, Joseph McNeil, and Franklin McCain. These African-American men became impatient with injustice and segregation, and they sat in at the whites-only Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, NC. Their actions sparked sit-ins nationwide and ultimately increased participation in the American Civil Rights Movement. These four men made a huge difference!
In a world of global business ventures and mega-churches, it’s good to know that a few can still make a difference. That’s JESUS’ point in the text cited above. After concluding a message on sin and forgiveness, JESUS gave the disciples a bonus lesson. In so many words HE said, “I’m not always in the crowd; sometimes I hang out with the handfuls.” Whenever a faithful, unified few are assembled, HE promised to be in their midst, and in HIS presence, they could do amazing things! JESUS proved that a few people could do great things in GOD’S presence during HIS tenure on earth – HE took 12 men and turned the world upside down.
This recharge is specifically dedicated to leaders who have great ideas, but you only have a few people who see the vision. Don’t wait for the crowd to initiate your mission; go with what you have. GOD can use those few to do great things!
A few people can do great things. Try it!