The Great Co-mmission
Jesus told three stories about the search for the lost. It is not too far from the mark to stay that his father is in each story. God is the shepherd who goes looking for the lost sheep, God is the woman who lights the lamp, sweeps to search for the lost coin, God is the father who runs to meet his sons in the parable of the Prodigal. It seems to me that God needs me as much as I need God. And so Jesus sends us all on the great commission and despite the fact that some of the disciples had doubts, Jesus did not need to receive a unanimous vote before proceeding. For it is God’s mission and God asks us to join him. Invite someone to take a closer look at Christ and his church.