Read: Matthew 28:18-20
We read throughout the Scriptures about ‘going’. It started in the garden of Eden. God told Adam to go and take care of the garden and all the animals. Then, we read about Abraham, who was told to go to land that he could not yet see. After that, we see that Joshua led the people of Israel into the promised land. Jonah, hurled himself into the ocean in his attempt to run away from his call to ‘go.’. Moving into the New Testament, we encounter the life and adventures of Jesus and then His disciples. The apostles went to the most remote regions preaching the good news of the Kingdom to those near and far. They braved stormy oceans and shipwrecks. They endured the ridicule of the religious leaders, engaged in stimulating debates and discussions with the gentiles, all the while moved to ‘go,’ in obedience to their King.
We are all called to ‘go’. We need special permission to stay. But, your going might look different from mine and that’s ok. We are not meant to be clones or duplicates of one another. You and I are created by God to fulfill His mandate of seeing His kingdom come, His rule of life established on earth as it is heaven. If we listen carefully, we can hear heaven chanting and urging us on. Go, go, go! Listen to the sound of the Spirit.
What is He saying to you?
Are you ready to open your heart?
Will you go?