The Great Commission commands and gives heavenly authority for sharing the gospel around the world. It’s an act of salvation and service.
A while ago I read a statement that caught my attention. It pointedly describes just what our life here and now is really all about:
“Some little know what true service means. Those who expect to sing in an entertainment spend time in practicing, to familiarize themselves with the music and the words. That we may learn how to serve the Lord in heaven, we must enter His service now, becoming acquainted with Him and learning to be faithful servants” (manuscript 110, Oct. 5, 1901).
Apparently, heaven isn’t intended to be a vacation retreat, but rather a place to serve.
In leaving for the far country, the Son of Man said, “To every man his work” (Mark 13:34). These words are for each of us. Time, experience and training have put some of us in service at the Gospel Outreach office. There is joy, lasting joy in service, and we thank God for this opportunity.
For each of you as donors, prayer partners or whatever your calling might be in this great harvesttime, we praise God for your help, prayers and encouragement. May God bless us as we work together to speed Jesus’ coming.