Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, Mine!Abraham Kuyperg
It is every Christian’s responsibility to fulfill Christ’s command in Matthew 28:19-20, it says, “19 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, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Anyone who claims to be a follower of Christ understand this to be not just a simple call to reach others with the Gospel, but they understand that at the very core of this call is God’s passionate desire for his people – that none should be lost!
The team ministered at the Wesleyan church in Caparra, under the leading of pastor Luis Colon. The service was a celebration of this church’s missionary endeavors, and their many years of being a going, and a sending church. This is a pastor and congregation that understands that going into all the world is not as difficult as many make it sound. They are dedicated to be present for those in need of counseling, outreach, prayer, and even for their missionaries in need of support. That’s how the church needs to function –selfless and beyond the four walls!
A simple show of God’s love to neighbors, community leaders, friends, family, and strangers, fulfills the mandate beautifully and without the risk of offense. Love defuses anger, chases away fears, and confuses hate— that is how communities are healed, races are unified, and harmful weapons cease to be utilized for destruction. Every time you “go,” you are listening to the cries of the Father’s heart for his lost children.
The heart of God, is a heart of compassion. The heart of God is a heart of passionate and relentless pursuit for that which belonged to him from the very beginning. How could those who claim to be His, not cry for what brakes his heart? There is much need around the world, and truth be known, there is much need locally. How are you showing the love of Christ? How are you fulfilling His call to hurt with those who hurt, and cry with those who cry? How are you bringing joy to the destitute, and marginalized? Beyond the Christmas season, how are you “going”?