Matthew 28:18-20 says “And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All
authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.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, even to the end of the age.”
scripture is known as the “Great Commission.”As God’s children, we have a wonderful opportunity to obey that command!
Matthew 24:14 says, “And this gospel of the Kkngdom will be preached
in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”
realize what that involves?It means
that God has chosen to use His people to tell others about Him…that’s
missions!He requires obedience as His
people do His work all over the world.He also depends on His people to pray and give to support missions.If you are already involved in missions,
thank you for your dedication.If you
are not yet involved, I encourage you to find a church or missions group that will help you
determine your spiritual gifts from God, develop them, and use your uniqueness
to obey Him and help others in His name!
Heavenly Father, Thank you for choosing us to be Your children!Give us the desire to tell Your story and to
share in Your mission.May that desire
become a fire in us, fed only by Your love! Amen
I had the precious privilege of watching a
bird build a nest on my front porch this past spring. As time went on, the bird laid eggs in the
nest. As the eggs hatched the momma bird
worked very hard feeding these baby birds.
I was really in awe of how many trips the momma bird made back and forth
in order to provide for her babies. (Did
you know that a baby bird eats a worm whole?...Just a little something I
learned as I watched!)
Watching these birds reminded me of scriptures
about birds in the Bible.
“Are not two sparrows sold for a
copper coin? And not one of them falls
to the ground apart from your Father’s will.
But the very hairs on your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value
than many sparrows.”
Jesus assures His disciples that they can
trust God's sovereignty in their lives.
In my research, I learned that sparrows were the cheapest commodity sold
in the markets (as food for the poor). Yet as worthless as sparrows were to
people, God watched over them.How much more can we be assured that nothing
happens to us when God is not looking? Ps 121:4
assures us that “He who keeps Israel shall
neither slumber nor sleep.”
“Look at the birds in the air,
for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father
feeds them. Are you not of more value
Here we are reminded once again that God
provides for His children and we are to Fully Rely on God! (Remember those
F.R.O.G. bracelets we use to wear?)