The Mission – Part 1
Scripture Reading: Luke 5:17-26
Key Verse: Luke 5:19
When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the
roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd,
right in front of Jesus.
Many of us grew up with the TV show “Mission: Impossible.” Peter Graves, playing Jim Phelps, always received his mission on a self-destructing tape. We all knew that though this mission seemed impossible, Jim Phelps and his team always found a way to successfully complete the mission.
I think it would be accurate to say that Jesus came to earth to give us a “Mission: Impossible.” With all the opposition to our faith, how can we go into the entire world and preach the gospel? (Matthew 28:19). Just like the show, we know it is possible with the power of God working through us. Every Christ follower is called to be a missionary. Webster’s definition of missionary is simple: A person with a mission. Every believer has been given a mission: Bring friends and family to Jesus. It is God’s will for everyone to
be saved. God does not want anyone to be lost for eternity. So we go with the divine mission and the power of our Father in Heaven.
The mission is not easy in our fallen world. As we will see in tomorrow’s devotional, there will be obstacles as we try to bring people to Jesus. We must keep in mind that our mission is not to save people. That is God’s work. Our mission is to “go and tell” our world the Good News. Our success is in the “telling,” not the response. (Continued)
Father, I accept the mission. I will need your wisdom and courage. Flow through me today so others will want Jesus. In His name, amen.