Friday, August 10, 2018

To the nations

To the Lord, all nations are merely a drop in a bucket or dust on balance scales; all of the islands are but a handful of sand... Isaiah 40:15 (CEV)

Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.” ~ Matthew 28:18-20 (MSG)

The nations and people they represent are relatively insignificant. Yet, God loves them so much that he sends us to them.
Thank you, Lord, for caring about us little people. We seem so unimportant yet you love us so much that you sent your Son to die on our behalf. And now you send us out with your message. But we are so slow in getting started on this assignment. We worry that it will interfer with doing the things we think are important. Realign my priorities with yours. Today I'm going to train someone in some aspect of your way of life. Amen.