Have Done With Lesser Things


This morning’s title is taken from an old hymn that speaks volumes to our modern generation.

Rise up, O men of God!
Have done with lesser things;
Give heart and mind and soul and strength
To serve the King of Kings.
By William Pierson Merrill

So much of what we do today is trivial and insignificant in comparison to the greater works that need to be done in every community in America as well as the World.

On one occasion Jesus (with his disciples) was crossing Sea of Galilee in a boat.  He gave way to His tiredness or the lethargy of the moment and was sleeping while the disciples tended ship.  There suddenly came up one of the storms for which the Sea of Galilee is notorious with the high waves spilling over into the ship.  All hands turned to to bail out the ship.  Someone, evidently thinking that Jesus ought to share the same feverish work that they were doing, yelled at Him to wake up and help with the bailing.  Jesus replied by stopping the storm and in doing so, saying in so many words:  “I’m not a boat bailer, I’m a storm stopper!” Continue reading “Have Done With Lesser Things”