I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.
We Have Been Called
As believers, we have been called. Called to shine the light of Christ to a dark and lost world. Christ has commanded us to do so in the Matthew 28. Hudson Taylor, the great 19th century missionary to China, put it this way: “The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed.” As followers of Christ we must not and cannot look at this call and say that it is not for us. We cannot say, “Well God just hasn’t called me to be a missionary.” Wrong, he has called you, from the time he adopted you as his own. You have seen the light and now you must show the light to others that are lost in darkness.
The dark places where God has called Angela and I to shine the Light of His Saving Grace are in Bogotá, Colombia. It is a huge city covered with darkness. But it is not so much darkness that the light cannot overcome. It is our prayer that Christ would use us to spread the light in those dark places. That many would come to know him as their savior and Lord.
The dark places that you have been called to shine the light may look a whole different than in Bogotá. Maybe it is your neighborhood, your work place, or school. Maybe it is in passing conversations with complete strangers. Whichever it may be, God has called you to shine His light; at home, work, the park, and to the ends of the earth.
You Are A Missionary!