”The kingdom of God has come near to you” today’s gospel Luke 10:1-9
1 After this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to come. 2 And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. 3 Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. 4 Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and salute no one on the road. 5 Whatever house you enter, first say, `Peace be to this house!’ 6 And if a son of peace is there, your peace shall rest upon him; but if not, it shall return to you. 7 And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages; do not go from house to house. 8 Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you; 9 heal the sick in it and say to them, `The kingdom of God has come near to you.’
And just like the seventy two chosen ones, i am privileged to be called again to do His work. I am unworthy but HE makes me worthy of it. I maybe uncertain but HE is so certain of it! Who am i to say no?!
I can just totally say no and remain in my comfort zone, with my friends and close to family. But is this what God wants for me to serve Him, so complacent and just staying in my comfort zone? Is this how i can share the cross of Christ? I feel the answer is a resounding NO! Then i know what to do, to totally surrender and believe that the Lord knows the very desires of my heart.
The Lord is faithful to His promises. – Psalm 145:13
So therefore, i will serve Him with so much contentment and happiness in my heart. God wants a happy servant in His vineyard. This will allow me to evangelize with less words, because even with just a smile on my face people will know that Christ resides in me.
On October 30, 2012 i am being sent again for another foreign mission to the US and serve our Hispanic community. I may never have the opportunity to celebrate my birthday and Christmas with family and friends this year [which i missed having celebrated it with them many times since i became a missionary] but i know in my heart that Christ will celebrate these seasons with me with the love and care of the community in the mission area! :))
I can never have anything else in my life but this! BUT JUST HIM!
“Lord Jesus, may the joy and truth of the gospel transform my life that I may witness it to those around me. Grant that I may spread your truth and your light wherever I go. Amen.”