11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.”
12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him;
13 for “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
14 How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?
15 How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things!”
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy at 43 years of age was the youngest man to ever be elected as the leader of our county.
He became the 35th U. S. President. His famous inaugural address is still one of the most quoted speeches to date. In this legendary speech, he issued a call to action for every individual to do what is right for the benefit of the public. It is notoriously considered one of the best presidential speeches in American history. It includes the renowned line, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”
This is still a remarkable question for us to consider.
It continues to resonate with every American, as it inspires us to pursue the greater good. The best thing we can do for our fellow man is to be the hands and feet of Jesus. You may be thinking: “How in the world do we pull that off?” Well, it’s simple really, and it doesn’t require a seminary degree. We can pray. We can serve. We can love. We can put others before ourselves. We can choose to honor God in our decisions. We can go where He leads. This calling is often simple and ordinary, but it is rarely easy.
In the words of JFK, “We must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
• Where is God sending you? What is He calling you to do right now? How will you pursue obedience?
• What does your life show about your belief regarding the greatest good of others? What needs to change to prioritize the things of God as most important in your life?
• Pray for the lost, those who have not yet been reached and who have not yet heard the good news. Also pray for those who have heard, but have not yet opened their hearts to receive God’s grace. Pray that God would use you as His instrument to reach those around you.