Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, & Nobody

Posted: March 22, 2010 in Uncategorized

Story of the day: Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, & Nobody

This is a story about four people in the church whose names were Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.

The church had financial responsibilities and Everybody was asked to help. Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it. But you know who did it? Nobody. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

Then the church grounds needed some work, and Somebody was asked to help. But Somebody got angry about that, because Anybody could have done it just as well and after all, it was really Everybody’s job. In the end the work was given to Nobody, and Nobody did a fine job.

On and on this went. Whenever work was to be done, Nobody could always be counted on. Nobody visited the sick. Nobody gave liberally. Nobody shared his faith. In short, Nobody was a very faithful member.

Finally the day came when Somebody left the church and took Anybody and Everybody with him. Guess who was left? Nobody! [Author unknownn]

Quote of the day: J. B. Priestley

“We don’t live alone. We are members of one body. We are responsible for each other.”

Bible verse of the day: 1 Corinthians 12:14 (NKJV)

“For in fact the body is not one member but many.”


Dear Heavenly Father,

There is so much truth in that story. So often we find few people willing to serve in the areas that You have called them to serve. My prayer is that they listen to Your voice and step up to the plate and serve in the area that they are gifted. Father, each day is so precious and we are not guaranteed tomorrow, may we all take that step of faith and serve even if it may be uncomfortable, so that another church won’t close it’s doors and to give You all the glory and honor.

In Jesus Name I pray,


  1. wen says:

    have experienced that myself—very well put and think i might copy that—we all need to be somebody.
    thanks for sharing

    • Christy says:

      I agree Wen,

      We were all created with a gift and to use our gift for God’s glory. Thank you for your comment.

      Have a blessed day!!


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