Story Changing | Why Me? | Proclaim Jesus
Sing the praises of the LORD, enthroned in Zion; proclaim among the nations what he has done. Psalm 9:11
They used to walk with blistered feet. Nowhere to sleep. In constant fear of bandits and wild animals. Then they went by ship. Months of sea sickness, scant food, and rationed water. Later some went by horseback and others by train. They were God’s people taking seriously Jesus’ command to share the good news. At great personal cost, missionaries for centuries have pressed on to take the gospel to people who haven’t heard. Even before Jesus came, God wanted His people to tell the nations around them that He was God. They had to confront idols of every kind, wicked practices, and often violent hostility, but God was with them. He is still with us when we are willing to “proclaim among the nations what he has done.”
Today, we have it easier. Air travel, cars, internet, telephones. As the population of the world increases, so do our means of reaching them. Mission organizations estimate that of the 7.5 billion people living today, over 40% of them have never heard of Jesus. Despite touching every political region of the world, the gospel still has yet to reach an estimated 7000 people groups within those regions. Hundreds of Christian organizations exist whose efforts are to penetrate those remote areas, but the responsibility belongs to ALL of us. God holds each of us accountable for obeying His instructions to “preach the good news to everyone.” Many options make that possible: financial support, internet, prayer, sending Bibles, or going yourself.
Final Thought: What are you personally doing to proclaim Jesus among the nations?
Prayer: Father, I’ve not been following your commands to proclaim your name to the nations. I get wrapped up in my own little world and forget the millions who don’t know you. Open my eyes to see the big picture. How should I get involved? Amen.