Focal passage: Matthew 28:18-20; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
When an artist is commissioned to create, the requester likely has something very specific in mind. They desire something that has never been created before. They may want to decorate a space in their home or commemorate a loved one. The commissioner will pick who they want to carry out this quest, confident in the beautiful piece they will receive back from the artist. Jesus has given us the greatest commission there is. He has chosen us to make Him known among all people, that He may receive back all of the glory He deserves.
Christ has commissioned us to make disciples as we go through life. As we seek obedience to Him in our daily lives, He longs for us to share His Good News with others. For some Christians, this will look like moving overseas long-term or even taking a short-term mission trip. However, for all of us, Jesus asks us to share the gospel where we live, work, shop and learn each day. Making disciples should be a regular part of every believer’s life.
We are on a mission to tell others what Christ has done for us. After Jesus saves us, He sends us. When we are reconciled to God through Christ, we are then given the opportunity and responsibility to tell others. Those of us who are reconciled now become ambassadors, pleading with others to be reconciled to God as well.
Making disciples is both a privilege and a responsibility. Jesus has entrusted us to represent Him. We have been commissioned to call others to repentance and faith in Christ. God has allowed us to be a part of His great rescue mission to redeem people to Himself. We get the joy of joining Jesus in creating a beautiful picture of redemption and restoration. In the end, God receives the glory He deserves.