HH Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“And many resorted unto him, and said, John, did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true.” (John 10:41).
You may be very discontented with yourself. You are no genius, have no brilliant gifts, and are inconspicuous for any special faculty. Mediocrity is the law of your existence. Your days are remarkable for nothing but sameness and insipidity. Yet you may live a great life.
John did no miracle, but Jesus said that among those born of women there had not appeared a greater than he.
John’s main business was to bear witness to the Light, and this may be yours and mine. John was content to be only a voice if men would think of Christ. What is your role in ministry? Is it to preach, witness on the street, just to live Godly, or to fight your brothers and sisters. Is your role to look at others and judge them because of their sexual behaviours? Are you a judge over others? If you are, then you have no place sitting in a high office in the church. Who made you a lord over others? Who made you a judge to pass condemnation on others? Which Bible school were you taught to be a judge and lord over the sons and daughters of God? Who instructed you to pass judgement on others? I am getting warm up here to get into the pulpit to challenge all the condemners. Oh if men and women will stay in their lane and leave the judgement to God. The role of every believer is to approach the Throne of Grace on behalf of every child of God. Pray for us until something happens and leave the judgement to Almighty God.
Be willing to be only a voice, heard but not seen; a mirror whose surface is lost to view, because it reflects the dazzling glory of the sun; a breeze that springs up just before daylight, and says, “The dawn! the dawn!” and then dies away. Have you looked in the mirror recently? If you haven’t, I urge you to stop reading and take a look and tell me who you see. If you see me, keep looking till you see yourself and continue reading.
Do the commonest and smallest things as beneath His eye. If you must live with uncongenial people, set to their conquest by love. If you have made a great mistake in your life, do not let it becloud all of it; but, locking the secret in your breast, compel it to yield strength and sweetness.
We are doing more good than we know, sowing seeds, starting prayer groups, giving men true thoughts of Christ, to which they will refer one day as the first things that started them thinking of Him; and, of my part, I shall be satisfied if no great mausoleum is raised over my grave, but that simple soul shall gather there when I am gone, and say,
“He was a good man; he wrought no miracles, but he spake words about Christ, which led me to know Him for myself.”
Those words are greater than a eulogy or all the flowers and candles you will one day put upon my grave. Let my example speak and though you may not have the last word with me on my way out. I ask of you not to judge others and be not scandalous. You are not winning souls to Christ and the church is getting weaker. I end with these words, “To each his own”.