But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.Acts 1:8
Be My Witness
After Christ rose again and walked the earth, He gave a command to His followers, and then ascended into heaven. He told them that from now on they would have the Holy Spirit to lead, guide, and advocate for them, and because they would have the Holy Spirit, they were to be His witnesses. He first says Jerusalem because that was their home. We are to be His witnesses in our hometown and community. He then said Judea, as this was where Jerusalem was located. We are to not only be His witnesses in our communities, but also in our states and nation. He says Samaria, which was a surrounding nation. We are to minister to people in surrounding communities and nations. He then ends by saying to minister to the ends of the earth. Our mission should not stop in our cities, states, and nations, but should reach the ends of the earth.
We are His hands and feet. It is our job to carry the good news to everyone we know and those who we don’t know. When you have a mission mind, you are able to make decisions based on who needs to hear the gospel. Everything centers around that very thing. How can you be a part of what God is doing around the world?
A Prayer to Remember
You are doing a work in my community, nation, and around the world. Give me a long for your people and your work. May I go where you go and do what you do. Amen