Monday, January 2, 2017

The Daily Grace - Reaching Out to the World

Our Lord Jesus commanded us to have a worldwide perspective on missions. When He said, "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, . . . teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you" (Matt. 28:19-20). He was not asking us to buy an around-the-world ticket to do His bidding. We may not have the opportunity to travel much beyond our own birthplace, but we can be involved with what's going on in the world without leaving our hometown.

But how? Is there an international student living near you? A family from another country who is trying to cope with life in a new country? Or just a lonely person whom you can cheer up? Sharing Jesus' love with them is your way of crossing the oceans with the gospel.

If you look through the eyes of Jesus, you'll see a needy world. The world needs Jesus. Be the salt and light of this world instead. Let the world see that He is God and there is still hope in this world in spite of what's happening.