A few people can do great things

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!