As we get closer to Easter, I cannot help but think about the death and resurrection of our Lord. He came down as a baby, lived a sinless life, was put to death for sins he did not commit, and then was raised to life three days later. This story of redemption is one that will never be forgotten and is a debt that we can never repay.
But the neat thing about this story is that it does not just stop there. After Jesus was raised from the dead and right before He went back into Heaven, He gave a command to his disciples.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
You see, the story isn’t over yet.
There is still a commandment. There is still a commission. There is still a task to be done.
And that is exactly where we come in. Jesus fulfilled His mission, as He said “It is finished” on the cross, but ours is still going!
And so today, I want to challenge you to continue the story. Go and make disciples. Go and baptize. Go and teach.
And just like He promised, He will be with us always!