Take a Number

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


Billy Graham once estimated that the average believer has twenty-five encounters with Christians before choosing to accept God’s gift of grace.

The thing is, Billy said, the first twenty-four Christians think they had nothing to do with it. Number twenty-five thinks he had everything to do with it.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge with a word about "witnessing" and bad math. In the sequence of saving grace, it doesn’t matter where you fall. You may be number twenty-five, who delivers the Good News. You may be number three, whose kindness or comment or response opens a mind. This much is certain: in every job, any encounter with any person can count for something eternal . . . in the high calling of our daily work.

Moses reported this to the Israelites,
but they did not listen to him
because of their discouragement and cruel bondage.

Exodus 6:9