“Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”” - Matthew 28:18-20 NLT
This passage has special meaning for me. About this time six years ago (doesn’t seem like it was that long ago, but also seems like forever ago), my family and I began serious preparation for a mission trip to France...our first opportunity as a family “to go therefore and make disciples of all nations....”
However, the lesson is greater than that. The bigger lesson and challenge is for us (you and me) “to go therefore” wherever we may be... and wherever we may be sent.
Going therefore may mean...
Going therefore next door
Going therefore down the street or around the block
Going therefore to the next cubicle over
Going therefore to the practice court or field
Going therefore to the next dorm room or fraternity/sorority room
Going therefore in our own home
Going therefore to the next locker or hallway
Going therefore to the lunchroom or cafeteria
Going therefore to the local restaurant for lunch
Going therefore to the next town
Going therefore to somewhere in town
Going therefore to somewhere out of town, out of state or out of country
Going therefore to where ever He may send us... when ever He may send us
The main thing is that we be willing “to go therefore” and answer His call to His disciples, of which, if we are a Believer and follower of Jesus Christ, we are one.
Disciples of Jesus called everyday “to go therefore.”
Keep the Faith... Carpe Diem