Jesus calls His 12 Apostles together in this passage, and He gives them a simple; yet profound command.
Listen to what He tells them in Matthew 10:5-7:
These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, “Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And proclaim as you go, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Go out into the world and proclaim the Good News. Go and tell them that the Kingdom of God is at hand. Salvation has arrived. Hope has arrived. Peace, mercy, and a plan for life has arrived. Go and tell.
Now, there are reasons why we could talk about why He didn’t send them at this time to the Gentiles and Samaritans. There are reasons that Jesus did what He did when He did it. After the resurrection, He specifically sends them to the Gentiles and the Samaritans. But now, at this time, that is not where they are going.
But, they are going. They are going out. They are leaving the comfort zone. They are going out telling the Good News. They are going.
Today, so should we. We are too go. Leave our comfort. Leave what we have always done. Go.
Go to where there is hurt. Pain. Loss. Confusion. Go. Take His good news. Take His hope. Take His peace. Take His plan. Take His life.
And maybe the place you need to go isn’t across the world. Maybe it’s across the road. Across the room. Across the cafeteria. Maybe the place you have to go isn’t far.
But for you it might be. Go. Take the Good News. And know that God goes with you.