Our scripture this week is Matthew 28:16-20.
Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
While this is a fairly short passage, it gives us our task for the rest of time: go and make disciples of all nations. We know this as the Great Commission, Christ’s charge to us as His disciples. They were called to follow Him and continue His ministry, and we are responsible for that mission today as well.
The Great Commission tells us to go to the world and baptize all “in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (v. 19). It calls us to teach them what Jesus has shared with us. It is wonderfully specific and yet general at the same time.
Jesus has sent us into the world to share His love, using the gifts God has given us for this purpose. We are all blessed with different ways to share our experience of His love with others. May our witness bring the world to Christ that we may all live with Him eternally.
Gracious God, You have given us a duty and the means to accomplish it. Help us to stay focused on that mission, bringing Your light and love to everyone. Amen.