And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
Mission and Presence. We are given both. Jesus gives us, the Church, the mission of making disciples all the while He also gives us His presence, that He is and will be with us until the end of time as we know it (and then it gets even better in paradise).
Now, don’t miss this! In this passage, in this one section of scripture of Jesus’ final words to His disciples before He ascends into heaven, Jesus addresses two fundamental needs of mankind! What are those two needs we all have? To have purpose (Mission) and to be loved (Presence). Jesus reminded His first disciples as He is reminding you as you read this, you are loved and you have purpose. Enjoy life as His child, knowing these two truths of your Savior. Jesus is with you as you embark on the incredible journey of mission and life.
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