Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
The above mentioned words of Jesus are well known to every Christian as the “Great Commission”.
In fact, it is the main task of the Church of Christ on earth, to spread the Good News to all nations. To a certain extent, our local church contributes to this task by sending missionaries to India, Mexico and supporting various other missionary projects with prayer and finances. In addition, each one of us carries the individual responsibility before God to accomplish the Great Commission in our life and ministry. Perhaps we all need to ask ourselves, am I doing what the Lord expects of me? And another question, am I able to accomplish such a task? Before we declare our weakness or inability, let us, dear friends, remember the words of Jesus: “And lo, I am with you”. God’s plan never envisioned anyone carrying a burden or fulfilling a ministry alone.
Christ calls us all: “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest”.
The Apostle Paul says that grace has been given to each one of us according to the measure of the gift of Christ (Eph. 4: 7). In other words, if God gives you a task, He provides all the necessary resources to accomplish this task. The most important resource is He Himself. We do not have to do our ministry alone. We are harnessed in one yoke with the Lord. He sent the Holy Spirit to be with us and in us. (John 14:17).
Friends, let us then thank God for the gift of the Holy Spirit that each of us received and declare with the Apostle: “I can do all things through Him who gives me strength” (Phil. 4:13).