Monday, June 3, 2013

Sending You

When Jesus leaves the presence of the disciples (excluding Thomas) for the last time, He tells them that He is sending them out to minister to the people. He wishes them peace and breathes the Holy Spirit on them, ordaining them.

When we experience change in our lives or feel as though the Holy Spirit is prompting us to make changes, do we see it is as Jesus sending us as He sent the disciples? Being sent out, according to the passage, should be a peaceful endeavor where we attempt to be more like Jesus. We emulate His service to the Father when He sends us out to share the Good News. We are at peace because we are obeying His directives, we are more like Jesus because we are conforming our lives to His will.

Being sent out doesn't have to mean leaving your job, home, and family to strike out for the mission field in Africa. It does mean embracing the mission God has for you where you are. It means being willing to be uncomfortable for the sake of the Word. It means following God's leading and sharing His love with those around you.

Where or how is Jesus sending you?

Today's Verse
John 20: 21-22
Again Jesus said, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you. And with that he breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit."

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