Friday, March 12, 2010

All (1 Peter 1:17-19)

"If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one's work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth; knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ." (1 Peter 1:17-19 NASB)

If you are a Christian, everything you do should be done with reverence toward God. Therefore, as He has given all of us the call to make disciples, (Matt. 28:19) we all must be involved in missions. Some to go; some to send; but all to speak and tell others.

You may feel you are not called to go overseas, and that's OK. If an army were to send all its men and women to the front lines they would lose the battle. Because there would be no one to care for the wounded, no one to replenish the supplies and no one to prepare food for the soldiers.

If we have the calling to go to Africa, that is highly dependent upon many people not going. It is dependent upon those people being called to serve as senders.

If all Christians were to go into full time missions - to the "front lines" if you want to call it that - we would soon have to come home. There would be no one to replenish our supplies, to give us the prayer and financial support we need. We need people who don't go. We need people to serve as senders.

But those also should be telling others about Christ.

Jesus said, "You will be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest parts of the Earth." (Acts 1:8) We can't all be in all places, but we can all be witnesses. Some are called to remote parts of the Earth - Like Lesotho. Some are called to witness to a region, like a pastor. All of us are called to be witnesses to those around us day to day.


  1. Great writing. I highly admire those who obey their call to stay and give to and send missionaries. I am always blown away by their generosity. It is definitely an essential role!

  2. It IS so important to be one that gives as well as one that goes. I am always blown away by people who so willingly give to missions. It's so true everyone must do their part to administer God's grace.