2 Chronicles 30:9–12 – For if ye turn again unto the LORD, your brethren and your children shall find compassion before them that lead them captive, so that they shall come again into this land: for the LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye return unto him. 10 So the posts passed from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh even unto Zebulun: but they laughed them to scorn, and mocked them. 11 Nevertheless divers of Asher and Manasseh and of Zebulun humbled themselves, and came to Jerusalem. 12 Also in Judah the hand of God was to give them one heart to do the commandment of the king and of the princes, by the word of the LORD.
King Hezekiah was working to bring revival to Israel. He sends messengers to go and tell people that they are going to keep the passover and most simply mock and laugh at the messengers, but there are some who listened and humbled themselves. It is interesting that the Bible says that they humbled themselves. Instead of saying, we don’t need God and laughing at the messengers, scorning the idea that people would go to keep this day before the Lord and recognize the Lord. They humbled themselves and recognized the Lord and returned to him.
This is also a great reminder that when it seems like no one is listening, there are some who will listen and will respond. As the messengers were going it probably seemed like no one listened to what they were saying, they were getting heckled and run out of town, but there were some who listened.
These messengers did a fine job because they did their job, announcing the message. They weren’t responsible for whether or not the people responded, but they were responsible for taking the message and that is what they did.