A Missionary People
Scripture Reading — Matthew 28:16-20
“Go and make disciples of all nations …”
Matthew 28:19 —
We have a young friend who has wise parents. They help him think about his teenage behaviors. Whenever he would leave the house to go somewhere, his parents would always look him in the eye and say, “Remember who you are.”
That’s good advice. We sometimes need to be reminded of who we are. More important, we need to remember “whose” we are. To whom do you belong?
Jesus invites us to the greatest adventure ever: “As the Father has sent me, I am sending you” (John 20:21). Christ-followers remember their true identity—they are a “sent” people—a missionary people. Making disciples means everything to Jesus. What a privilege to be included in his mission of love! Being “sent” is the main mission of the church, the body of Christ. The church is sent into the world on Christ’s mission.
Think about where you are in life. You are not there by chance. You regularly encounter people in your routine activities. You are there because God has a purpose for your life. He wants you to spread the good news of the gospel right where you are.
However, we cannot give what we do not have. To make disciples, we must continually reconnect with the living Christ and walk with him. Are you ready to embrace the adventure to which you are called?
Lord, we hear your invitation to mission. Give us the will and courage to follow wherever you lead. Help us see the people you want us to share your love with today. Amen.