Some go to their neighborhoods. Some go to the ends of the earth. It’s the same call for all, though.
Mat 28:19 and 20 “‘Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’Amen.”
Jesus’ last words before being caught up into heaven are instructions to go to the world and tell them about Him. His commands to us are to love the Him with all our heart, mind, and soul, and to love each other. His call is for us to tell everyone about His love.
It’s so simple. And yet more complex than words can say. How do you convey a love that transcends time and dimensions? A love that separates our wrong as far as the east is from the west, never to meet again. A love that can redeem all things for His glory.
First step, open up your Bible. Read what He says. Get His words in your head, in your heart. Love Him.
Next step, go.
It doesn’t have to be complex. Let Christ transform your life so that others may see. Christ brings change, and change catches the attention of those that know you best.
Go to your neighbor, go to your boss, go to Guatemala.
Stuart Biegler is a youth pastor at Table Rock Fellowship who recently visited Guatemala. The purpose of his trip was to become familiar with the country and to prepare the way for a second trip he will taking in 2011. But the second time, he hopes to be taking high school students and adult volunteers with him. They will be working with children, parents, the young, the old, gang members, and everyone in between. All for the purpose of “going and telling”, and of making disciples. Biegler’s trip will be specifically for the students and staff in his youth group; however, if you would like to contribute financially to this very costly trip, please contact him at Table Rock Fellowship @ 541-245-262. If you’re not one for making a phone call, you can mail a donation to Table Rock Fellowship- just write “Guatemala mission trip” in the memo line. They’ll also need your prayers, and lots of them.
Its not a matter of “if”, but a matter of “where”. Where is God sending you? If you’re apart of a local Christian community, ask about overseas mission trips. Join up with one, or help to plan one. Or . . . just pick up the phone and call a family member. Encourage them. God may ask you to leave the country, or He may just ask you to leave your comfort zone.