Then Jesus came close to them and said, “All the authority of the universe has been given to me. Now go in my authority and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. And teach them to faithfully follow all that I have commanded you. And never forget that I am with you every day, even to the completion of this age.” Matthew 28:18-20 TPT
We have just celebrated the most wonderful event known to man; The resurrection of Jesus Christ. Each time we take communion, it’s again a reminder of the sacrifice and the victory. But my dear friends, it didn’t end there. He gave us instructions to faithfully follow all of His teachings and to remember He would accompany us every day to the very end.
Are you faithfully following?
This past weekend, our church decided to do an Easter egg hunt for the children in the community. Our small group of roughly 25 people expected 100-200 people to attend. 200 hotdogs were prepared, Kona Ice, a bouncy house, face painting and lots of candy filled eggs. The event would go from 10am to noon with clean-up till 12:30. By 10:15 the hotdogs were gone and our pastor ran to McDonalds for 200 burgers.
Our commission was to show the love of Jesus to our community. To let them know that we’re available to serve in anyway we can.
By the time it was finished, we estimated 400-500 people had shown up for this event. Not one of our workers were overwhelmed, and the comments from our visitors were, “Everyone is just so nice!” “Thank you for doing this!” “This was one of the best we’ve attended!”
There were 400-500 people who experienced light and love. No sermon was preached, no pressure applied, we just turned on our lights and God drew them to that light. Jesus said, “I am light to the world and those who embrace me will experience life-giving light, and they will never walk in darkness.” (John 8:12 TPT)
God supernaturally infused 25 people with brilliant light so that HE could draw the weary, the lame, the lost to Him. That’s mind boggling!
Tired? Yes! I’m pretty sure that over 1/2 of us were well over 50, but age is never a factor in the Kingdom. God will light up all who surrender to His plans and purposes. Young, old or middle age, everyone has been commissioned to broken so that the light will shine out into their neighborhoods, their work places and communities. Never in our own strength, but in the One who promised to be with us to the end of the age.
May Jesus be lifted up all around the globe today!