The Great Commission

Written By; Amanda Allums

Children crave boundaries and get confused or run wild if they aren’t disciplined.
Teens crave love, attention, and a true identity and will literally search anywhere to find where they feel loved and accepted. Adults search for knowledge and security about their future and their children’s future. What one thing is common in all of these? The search.
We are all searching for something. It may seem like everyone is searching for different things. But we are all actually searching for the same exact thing, and depending on when you find it (as a child, teen, or adult) then it can begin to look different.

What are we searching for? We are all searching for meaning. Why are we alive? Who created us? Is there life after death? What is our purpose? Why was I born in this place and time?

So, where do we find the answers? All of these answers are in the Holy Bible. And, yes, it is that easy.

There is a reason that people have always worshiped something. There is a reason the Egyptians and the Pagans worshiped idols. There is a reason that to this day indigenous people have some type of spirituality in their lives. Why? Because we were created to worship. We were created to worship our creator, and until we are introduced to Him, we will keep searching, keep feeling empty, and keep feeling like we know there’s more to this life.

So, what about those who don’t have access to a Bible or can’t read or see? That is why God’s Word says He will not come back for us until “all have heard”. That is also why we have missionaries. There is a way to reach everyone no matter their situation and we must spread the Gospel no matter what it takes!

Some spiritual revelations are awoken through love, a touch, or a simple prayer. God is not a God of confusion or exclusion and sometimes all it takes is an act of kindness to make someone realize there is goodness in this world and there is a God. We need to show them they have a hope and an eternal future and all they have to do is believe and accept Him into their hearts. All we need is faith to witness and all they need is faith to believe and receive. We are to be the salt and light because we may be the only part of Jesus some people may meet, and if someone is truly searching, then we need to be ready to show them the way to the One they are searching for, then walk it out with them through discipleship. This is our Great Commission! “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” (Matthew 28:19).

1 Comment

Kristy - March 19th, 2024 at 10:37am

thank you for an encouraging word