We Need Disciples
Matthew 28:19 Jesus said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.”
From the beginning God designed the world with the idea that we would participate in the process of filling the earth with blessing. God wants us to be active in the world. God could have filled the earth with goodness without out our assistance. Yet by his creative act, we have both the capacity and the purpose to work with him to reproduce goodness in the world as his children, as extensions of his will in the world. God wants the world full of goodness, and it is our job to assist in this process.
How do we do that? By following Jesus and inviting others into a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are extensions of Christ in the world-that is what a Christian is. When we make disciples for Jesus Christ, we are filling the world with goodness. It is important to hear that Jesus commands his followers to make disciples of all nations. As people who believe in Christ, we cannot be satisfied with the status quo, either in our families, our church, or our neighborhoods.
“Follow me” is Christ’s call to his disciples and “I will make you fish for people” (Mark 1:17)
Dear Lord: Help us to heed your call to become Fishers of Men. Amen.
Reprinted from “Daily Devotional Guide March 2010 By Members and Friends of the Congregation
Of Sheldon United Methodist Church”