Let us not “despise the day of small things” (Zechariah 4:10). God is not limited by small numbers of servants nor by human weakness. God often performs His greatest miracles when, humanly speaking, success seems most unlikely. Now that our church is reduced in numbers, we should anticipate that God will do great things through us if we acknowledge our own weakness and God’s greatness “For when I am weak [in my own eyes], then I am strong [by trusting in God]” (2 Cor. 12:20). Consider the example of Gideon’s army! Therefore, “be strong, all you people, and work, for I am with you!” (Haggai 2:4).
Don Hooser is a minister and writer for the publications of United Church of God. He lives in McKinney TX, a suburb of Dallas. He was born in Dallas and grew up mostly in east Texas. His beloved wife Elsie, originally from Detroit, Michigan, died in August 2020. Don's three children and their spouses are members of United Church of God. Mr. Hooser graduated in 1963 from Southern Methodist University with a degree in mechanical engineering, and graduated in 1966 from Ambassador College, Big Sandy. Don and Elsie married two days after Don’s graduation.