2 For God says, “At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.” Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is he day of salvation. — 2 Corinthians 6:2
Why God chooses to use ordinary people to spread His Word is one of the mysteries of Christianity. Throughout the Bible, we find God choosing shepherds and other common folk to deliver His message to the people. He takes those people and puts them through His training program and makes great leaders of them. Moses was born to an Israelite woman, raised in an Egyptian culture as a prince but had to become nothing before God could use Him. He learned to trust God in the wilderness. Joseph spent years in prison being trained for his position as the second most powerful man in the world. David was the youngest in the family of Jesse. He was not even allowed to go to war with his brothers. God used the years that David spent as a shepherd for His training. Each of these men and many more spent time in God’s training program preparing for the “one day” when they would lead Israel back to God’s protection again. For that “day of salvation”. He raised up women as well, there is Deborah, Esther, Ruth and Mary. Each just common ordinary folk until God touched them and prepared them for that “one day of salvation”. Which one of us ordinary folk has God chosen to be the next messenger of salvation? Which of us is in training at this very moment to lead our nation back to God to experience that “day of salvation”? Are you that person and is today that day? Every Christian is that person and today is the day.
“The Gospel has come to you because it’s on its way to someone else.” – Anonymous