Jesus tells us that we are to go into all the world telling the good news. That can be both exciting and scary.
Exciting because we know that we have a mission. Exciting because we know that God has entrusted us with something for His kingdom.
Exciting because we can change the world!
But, it can be scary, because of the what if. . . .
What if we fail. . . .
What if we do it wrong. . . .
What if say or do the wrong thing. . . .
Today, Jesus tells someone to go, but it’s to a different place. Look at what happens in Luke 8:38-39 today:
The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you. And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.
Tell your family. Your friends. Your neighbors. Your loved ones. The folks that you know.
Return home and tell.
I think one of the things that scares us about our mission to “go” is the where. Today, God may (or may not) be calling you to Africa, or Asia, or some far-flung place.
If He is, that’s awesome. Because they need to hear the Gospel there. If He is, go.
But, no matter what, I know this. God is calling all of us to return home. To tell others about Him today in our work.
In our family.
In our neighborhood.
All around us.
Today, return home and tell. Let your light shine before all men. Share the good news of the Gospel today with your lives, where you are.
Today, take the good news with you. Return home. Share His story where ever you go.
Be faithful. And let His light shine!
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