Leonardo da Vinci had started painting on a large canvas in his studio. Then he suddenly stopped working, the painting still unfinished, and summoned one of his students to come forward and complete the work. The student protested that he was both unworthy and unable to complete the great painting which his mentor had begun. But da Vinci silenced him with these words—“Will not what I have done inspire you to do your best?”
Jesus died on the cross to pay for the sins of the whole world. The work of our Master inspires us to do our best, and his power enables us to join him in finishing the work of world evangelism.
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.”—Romans 12:1