Sunday, October 23, 2016

Slap of Reality

On my short-term mission trip to the Philippines two summers ago, one of the ladies we had been discipling for several weeks asked my team and me a question. She asked, "If you have known about the Gospel for so long, why are you just now here?" Not only was that question a punch in the gut that has stuck with me to this day and will never fade, but it was also a hard slap of reality. 

Thousands upon thousands of people die each day and perish to a Christ-less eternity. They walk through life blind to their sin, to their lostness. They live in fear, with no hope. They are waiting & longing to hear the sweet name of Jesus. To hear that they are deeply loved. That they have a Savior. That they have hope. And that they have a purpose. 

They will always search, hunger, and thirst for the Truth yet never find it, unless you and I are obedient to the calling that God has placed on ALL of our lives to GO and make disciples of ALL nations. The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. They are waiting. They are ready. Will you go?   -Jacob

How then can they call on the one they have not believed in?
And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?
And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?    -Romans 10:14

We shall have all eternity to celebrate the victories,
but we have only the few hours before sunset in which to win them.
-Amy Carmichael