Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.” Matthew 28:10
What a day to be alive! We catch a glimpse of that wonderful morning when our Savior rose from the grave and met the women, telling them to spread the good news of his resurrection. Soon after, Jesus commanded the eleven disciples to go into the world telling all the nations about his perfect plan. After Jesus ascended into heaven, Peter was speaking to Cornelius about this very thing: “He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he (Jesus) is the one whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead. Everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name (Acts 10: 42-43).” Amen!
As life happens, let’s not be afraid to journey down the path our holy God has set before us. Without fear, no matter what our occupation, we can go tell the world what the Father has put in our hearts: Jesus. This allows us to concern ourselves with Him and strive to “commit to the Lord” whatever we do and our “plans will succeed.” (Proverbs 16:3)
The apostle John reminds us that we should love not with words but with actions (1 John 3:18). We have been delivered from darkness to testify—this is the essence of our journey. Finding rest in the Scriptures, every leg of our adventure brings us closer to heaven. Even when we are strong, our desire must be on being intimate with our Savior. “Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.” (Psalm 143:8)
Forget the excuses. Forget the anxiety. Leave them behind and watch what God can do. The world is waiting to hear what you have to tell them about our awesome Father and how He sent His one and only Son to die for us on Calvary’s cross! Make this day the beginning of your public ministry. Step out and sing His praises. Go!