This is a quote from the book Divine Collision by Jim Gash “During the question-and-answer period afterward, a student asked Baroness Cox whether she recommended one visit a place in need or send the money that would otherwise have been spent getting there. Good question. And great excuse not to go, I thought. Her unequivocal answer caught me off guard: ‘Please go. The fact that you visit…will be a great comfort for those you do visit, because the kind of people we have been talking about, they often feel forgotten… And the fact that you care enough to go will be a blessing to them… And when you come back you will be able to advocate for them…other opportunities will open up which will show you your way forward through whatever door God may want you to go through in your life… When you come back, you’re going to have a massive ripple effect.'”
I couldn’t have said those words any better. Go. To me personally, if all the money means saving just one more life I would spend it in a heart beat. I would pay an outrageous amount if it meant that I would be able to bring someone home into the arms of Jesus that are ready to embrace all who are willing. That amount to me wouldn’t even be outrageous because I would be introducing a safe haven to someone in need. That’s why I do it. I travel to plant the seeds, to hope that they might take a leap of faith, to pray that they come home. I go to show them I care deeply about each one of their precious souls. I go so that when I come back I can share. I share their stories so that prayer warriors can build armies to fight for them. We go to fight with them and come back to fight for them. I know I [we] should go because Jesus not only calls us to go and makes disciples of ALL nations but He also says this…
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. [Matthew 25:35-40]”
Wouldn’t you want to help Jesus if he was hungry or needed something to drink? You surely would invite him in, clothe him, or even visit him?! So when the Lord says that serving the people is serving Him shouldn’t we go [serve the world]? Go. Going doesn’t have to be a foreign land; going can be across the street, across the country, sometimes going is across the house, room, or even couch. All nations doesn’t exclude your family, friends, or other fellow travelers through the journey of life. All means ALL and Go means GO. You know you are the Beloved of Jesus Christ but others may not, so Go and Tell All they are Beloved.
“Unless the Gospel is preached, it cannot be heard. And if it is not heard it cannot be believed.” -Alistair Begg
Romans 10:13-17 “For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard?And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”