Followme, and I will make you fishers of men.
JesusHimself was the first missionary! He did not sit by passively and let those whohappened to be interested in His teaching come to Him. He went out where thesick, the sorrowing, and the sad were, and expounded His message of joy,healing, and salvation. Even at a tender age, He went to the Temple and“taught” the doctors and lawyers who were entrenched in the old traditions. Hefound His way to the seaside and intruded upon the life of the commonest oflaborers, saying, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Wherever Hewent He challenged, uprooted, and changed men. And at length they nailed Him toa cross because He had upset their selfish, secure, smug way of life. Not onlywas Jesus a missionary, but He pledged His followers to be missionaries, too!
Prayerfor the day
WhereverI go, it is a mission field for You, Lord. Help me to be conscious of this, sothat I may tell others the joyous message.