is Waiting for You
my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. John 20:21.
Of the apostles it is written, "They went forth, and preached every where,
the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following."
Mark 16:20. As Christ sent forth His disciples, so today He sends forth the
members of His church. The same power that the apostles had is for them. If
they will make God their strength, He will work with them, and they shall
not labor in vain. Let them realize that the work in which they are engaged
is one upon which the Lord has placed His signet. God said to Jeremiah, "Say
not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever
I command thee thou shalt speak. Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with
thee to deliver thee." Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched His
servant's mouth, saying, "Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth."
Jer. 1:7-9. And He bids us go forth to speak the words He gives us, feeling
His holy touch upon our lips.
has given to the church a sacred charge. Every member should be a channel
through which God can communicate to the world the treasures of His grace,
the unsearchable riches of Christ. There is nothing that the Savior desires
so much as agents who will represent to the world His Spirit and His character.
There is nothing that the world needs so much as the manifestation through
humanity of the Savior’s love. All heaven is waiting for men and women
through whom God can reveal the power of Christianity.
is God's agency for the proclamation of truth, empowered by Him to do a special
work; and if she is loyal to Him, obedient to all His commandments, there
will dwell within her the excellency of divine grace. If she will be true
to her allegiance, if she will honor the Lord God of Israel, there is no power
that can stand against her.
God and His cause moved the disciples to bear witness to the gospel with mighty
power. Should not a like zeal fire our hearts with a determination to tell
the story of redeeming love, of Christ and Him crucified? It is the privilege
of every Christian, not only to look for, but to hasten the coming of the