Wednesday, October 17, 2018

I Go

My 2 year old grandson who lives with us, says these two words no less than 20 times a day.  


"I go?"  

When he sees me first thing in the morning, he says, "I go?"  When I get home from work, he's there to meet me with these words, "I go?"  When I open the bathroom door, he's waiting with expectation in his voice as he says, "I go?"  

These two words are his greeting of choice whenever he sees me.  

It's a bit sad to listen to his voice become more desperate as he sees everyone hurrying about each morning to rush out the door for work or school.  He will stand his ground with so much hope in his voice, as he calls out to those around him, "I go?" 

My grandson's relentless pleas to 'go' got me thinking about my own desire to 'go.' The comforts of this life can be alluring to the Believer, but God clearly told us that this world is not our home.  We are simply passing through.  This is just a pit stop before eternity.  However, what we do in this life, will have eternal consequences.

Which brings me to another 'Go.' 

This is a God instructed 'go.'   He said, 

"Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature."  
Mark 16:15 (NKJV)

And there it is...God's 'go.'    

When I hear my grandson say, "I go?"  I'm usually in a hurry to leave or just arriving home from a long day.  I want to hide when I see his hopeful face and hear his sweet little voice.  But God is not like me,  God isn't hiding from us nor running away.  He's waiting, longing, hoping, trusting that He will finally hear the answer to these questions from Romans 10:14-15.
  • But how can people call on him if they have not believed in him?
  • How can they believe in him if they have not heard his message?
  • How can they hear if no one tells the Good News
  • How can people tell the Good News if no one sends them?
It doesn't have to be an "I Go" to a far away place.  It could simply be sharing with the person in line at the grocery store or the person next to you on the plane or maybe someone at work.

Who will say, "I GO?"






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