“What if I get motion sickness? Are you going to help me pack? What if I’m not up to handling the taxing conditions, heat, and humidity? What must I do when I go through security and customs? How much can my bag weigh?”
All questions my mother had before leaving on a mission trip to Jamaica. But God provided the answers. She took motion sickness pills before boarding. My wife and I showed her how to properly pack her bags and condiments. A family friend paid for her plane ticket and accommodations. A church group provided funds for purchasing VBS supplies. The resort chefs hosted a buffet even though the group was late returning, and two men safely maneuvered the un-air-conditioned buses around potholes and over rough and narrow mountain terrain.
God provided-as he always does and always will. “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19 NLT).
Regardless of how we go, God will forever go with us through the person and power of his Spirit residing in us. And the methods by which we can go are every changing and increasing. I was reminded of this recently when I befriended a lady on the other side of the world through a Facebook group. As we talked about E-readers and apps, she said, “I have a word from God. He will use these…to get his Word out to the nations.”
So whether you’re telling the message by hitting the enter key, the post button, or the send key, by being kind to a neighbor, or by sharing with a co-worker what God’s done in your life, just go to the nations. And however you go, God will go with you.
Prayer: Prompt us Merciful Father, to take Your love to the nations by using every available means.