HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.” (Zechariah 4:6).
My way led up a hill, and right at the foot of the hill, there was a young man on a bicycle. He was pedalling uphill against the wind and evidently found it tremendously hard work. Just as he was working most strenuously and doing his best painfully, there came a trolley car going in the same direction–up the hill.
It was not going too fast for the boy to get behind it, and with one hand to lay hold of the bar at the back. Then you know what happened. He went up that hill like a bird. Then it flashed upon me:
“Why, I am like that boy on the bicycle in my weariness and weakness. I am pedalling uphill against all kinds of opposition, and am almost worn out with the task. But here at hand is a great available power, the strength of the Lord Jesus.
“I have only to get in touch with Him and to maintain communication with Him, though it may be only one little finger of faith, and that will be enough to make His power mine for the doing of this bit of service that just now seems too much for me.” And I was helped to dismiss my weariness and to realize this truth.
Brethren so many times we look for the easy way out to complete the journey. If you can only read the journey of Christian in THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS you will understand the struggles that this life offers. There is no easy way out. Too many people start this journey and have been climbing on the backs of others to reach the top and they failed. Only if they had waited and taken their time, the help would be on their way. As a matter of fact, help is ever present with you.
So today think about where you are going and consider the cost for the mission.