“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”— Matthew 28:19-20
We’re all involved in the work of making disciples. The question is, whose disciples are we making? Every single day, through your words, actions, or even inaction, you draw someone near to Christ or push them away. As Paul Gilbert wrote…
You are writing a Gospel, a chapter each day,
By deeds that you do, by words that you say.
Men read what you write, whether faithless or true.
Say, what is the Gospel according to you?
It’s a heavy responsibility to know that you’re a disciple-maker. But the good news is that you’re not alone. Christ assures you in today’s passage, “I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
So who’s reading the Gospel you’re writing today? Is it a family member or maybe your neighbor? It could even be the young man who brings you your pizza or bags your groceries. The point is that the world is watching, and what they think of Jesus may come down to what they think of you.
Ask God to make you attentive to disciple-making opportunities. Pray for His grace, wisdom, and strength to show others the love of Christ.
Questions for thought
Who are some people in your life that you could point toward Christ through your words and actions?
What are some things you could do today that would show others the love of Christ?