Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Greatest Story

We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us... Be reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5:20

 "Therefore go and make disciples in all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and then teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you; and be sure of this—that I am with you always, even to the end of the world.” Matthew 28:19-20
The coming of the Holy Spirit empowers us to take the message of salvation into the world. Giving the "Great Commission" to the disciples before He returns to heaven becomes Christ's charge to all Christians.

God, with His unchanging faithfulness, remains our Protector and Provider; He is the Righteous Judge and Promise Keeper despite our sinful behavior. We believe then forget; we trust then rebel. In our humanity with its rebellious nature, we fall short every day. As "Christ's ambassadors" we are called to tell the story of Jesus, the Messiah, the Anointed One, the Savior, the Redeemer. This special assignment of telling the Greatest Story is ours. How will we reply? ~dho


Holy Father, Creator, Redeemer, Promise Maker and Promise Keeper ~
I praise You! Your goodness and faithfulness holds me, comforts me, encourages me. You are shelter and solace.
I confess I am sin-full, easily distracted, frequently disobedient. I say I love You and trust You, but my words and deeds paint a different picture. Forgive me.  
You see the Bigger Picture; I can't. Take me and use me - teach me and make me more like You. Let me tell the Greatest Story for Your glory. In the Spirit of Jesus, Amen! - dho