|scripture reading:||John 20:19–23|
|key verse:||John 20:21|
Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”
God gave Jesus a very clear mission—to seek and to save those separated from Him by sin. It was the same mission Christ gave His disciples, and it is the one He gives us today.
Many people spend a lifetime trying to understand their calling, but God’s call is clear. We are to be missionaries of His love and grace to a world bound by sin and shame.
When you accepted Christ’s death as payment for your sins, you also accepted the Father’s call—to tell others of His forgiveness. It may take you across the country, around the world, or across the office or neighborhood.
The mission and its message are clear—freedom from the penalty, power, and presence of sin for all who place their trust in Jesus Christ. Christ never calls you to fulfill His mission in your own strength. As the Father sent Jesus with a clear understanding of His purpose and power, He sends you with the same understanding.
Lack of knowledge of the gospel is the greatest hindrance to God’s mission. Ask Christ to give you a love for His Word that comes from the Holy Spirit. The insight you gain will serve as a beacon of hope not only to you but also to those the Father brings your way. May you know the wonder of His call today.
Heavenly Father, give me a clear understanding of Your purpose and power. Whether it is around the world or across the street, I want to fulfill Your mission.