Talk about a mission! Read the life of David and see amazing events unfold! David received a call from God to lead the nation of Israel into a relationship with the Lord in order that it would become a great witness to the nations of the world. The Bible summarizes the events of David’s life and mission at the end of 2 Samuel. It is interesting to note here that almost a whole chapter is devoted to naming David’s “mighty men.” Of Benaiah, for example, it is written, “And David put him in charge of his bodyguard” (2 Samuel 23:23). There is no way David could accomplish the mission by himself. He had to learn to delegate and put others in charge, trusting that God could accomplish more when he viewed the mission as “team work.” As we look around us today, we see a vast harvest field ready for workers. Amazing events lie just on the other side of obedience! So many people are waiting for someone to bring them the hope of Jesus. None of us can do everything, but together, we can do great exploits. During the past two weeks, missionaries shared with us about their mission…and ours. After listening to them and praying about what they said, I believe the Lord’s message to us is: “Be willing to be a witness of Jesus.” Be open and available to tell others about the hope you have in Christ. May Jesus open our eyes to see the ripened harvest field all around us. God has an assignment just for you. There’s someone to whom God wants you to speak, to share hope, to demonstrate the love of Jesus. Together, let’s pray for God’s kingdom to be seen and experienced! May we work together with other missionaries to share Jesus and build up believers!
Pastor Mark Boucher