“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
Go - /ɡō/ move from one place to another; travel.
Y’all, this Scripture isn’t going to be new for you. But, we are going to pull it apart this week -- like word by word. Our first stop on this journey, GO. We can hear this word and think of huts in far away lands or places where we’d travel with an interpreter. But, this little two-letter-word is way bigger.
In my family we often laugh about my great-grandmother, Florence. She loved to go. The joke was to always tell her last when a trip out of the house was planned, because she’d be ready an hour early and impatient to hit the road. She never lost the sense of adventure from childhood. Remember that feeling of being so excited about going (school field trips, vacations, camp, etc.) that you couldn’t sleep the night before? Let’s GO like Florence!
Y’all, let’s get excited about the GO. From going across the world to going around the block we should be giddy to share the gospel. Making disciples begins by being one… that is the only qualification. And, here’s the deal; this is an ongoing go. It’s not a week here or there… this GO is a moment-by-moment, day-by-day, event!
In Jesus’ last command, the GO is a big go.
Yes, go around the world!
Yes, go next door!
Yes, go around the block!
Yes, go around the office!
Lord, prepare us for the Go. Build in our hearts the excitement to unleash the gospel to everyone we come in contact with. Your name is what we take on the GO! Amen.
By Carrie Peterson
Carrie is happiest with her people and a pen in hand!
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