He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”
In this echo of the Great Commission, Jesus makes it clear to his disciples that the mission is quite simple—yet wildly expansive.
There is a sent-ness to this call that Jesus modeled through the incarnation when he came to all humanity. Now he calls us to take the gospel into the world (the Greek word for “world” is kosmos)—all of our spaces, places, spheres of influences; in essence, everywhere we go.
You may have heard it said, “Live your life and share your faith.” But the implication from today’s scripture is to live your faith and share your life. There is a real sense that we are to show and tell as we share the gospel with our words and lives in the present tense.
It reminds me of some advice given by a seasoned pastor: “Whether preach- ing from a pulpit or sharing the good news with a neighbor, the best thing you can do is find ways to give ’em Jesus and give ’em you.”
Lord, open our eyes to the world all around us. Give us the love and courage to engage as ambassadors of your grace, hope, and peace through our lives and words today.
Prayer Journal Reflections
Reflect on bringing people to Jesus in the church in Canada and the United States.
Youth Coordinator, USA/Canada NYI