to the ends
A handful of years ago, my boys gave me a beautiful world map for Mother's Day. It's big. A showstopper right in our living room. The colors are delicious. I love it love it love it. My hubs built a frame around it, because we're fancy like that. And now we can't stop staring at it.
My boy likes to stand on the couch, point to random spots here and there as he chats about who lives where and places we've visited. He proudly declares I was born there! Right there. In Korea! He's getting older and now understand that the world is so much bigger than his every day. That Michigan is just one tiny pushpin on the map.
I look at this map, this world and Jesus' words whisper in my ear go and make disciples of all nations. He didn't suggest that we go, He commanded us to go. Take the Good News and go.
Be moved by the Best News Ever and go.
Yes, there is so much beyond our own little everyday world. There are so many people to reach. It can be overwhelming to know where to start. But the going can be right in your own backyard, your own neighborhood. You're never more than an arm reach away from an opportunity to shine for Him and share the Hope that you have!
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. ~Psalm 96:3
Maybe for you going does means Africa or South America (or supporting those who are there). Maybe it's Orlando or Minneapolis or Milwaukee. Maybe it's the Piggly Wiggly grocery on the corner or the post office just off of Farmer Street or your own front porch. It might just be your child's school or your work cubicle or the fitness center.
Wherever your going is, take the Gospel to the ends. Take it and watch as the reach of His Light covers and pushes you to keep moving. To keep sharing. Because wherever you are, He goes along and He goes before.