Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” (John 20:21, NIV 1984).
My Musings – All who are in Christ are subject to the Great Commission. All will have crosses that they must take up in order to follow Jesus. Some of these crosses will result in death for His sake. But in all these things just mentioned, how should we go about it?
Jesus began His public ministry quoting a portion of the following passage. I think if we emulated this, we might just be going about the Lord’s business as the Father sent Him and as He sends us.
The LORD has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the LORD
for the display of his splendor.
(Isaiah 61:1–3, NIV 1984).
My Advice – Go and do likewise.