By: Emily Lehner
Matthew 28:19 says,
“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.”
Looking back on past few years, I realize there are times in my life when I felt this Call strongly. There times are when it was so strong that I primarily hid in the shadows nervous to approach someone or make conversation or speak up for biblical truths.
However, there are also times when I was readily bold enough to act or to say something. I remember after those times, though, desiring to see the outcome. I wanted to see if what I had said about Jesus was influential. I wanted to see the seeds I had possibly planted sprout.
I think that often we don’t see the fruits of our time spent spreading the Gospel. The majority of the time, we walk away from a conversation wondering if we made a difference in someone’s life, and at times, it makes us curious as to whether our time was well spent or not.
Whether we see the fruits of our labor or not, I am reminded of how worthy of our time this task Christ has called us to is. If we pause to truly think about the importance of one’s Salvation, it is evident how crucial it is for us to pursue non-believers. Therefore, regardless of seeing the outcome or not, dive head first into making disciples. If you were a nonbeliever, you would be grateful that someone chose to pursue you.
Written by Emily Lehner, a writer for the Alumni Center and a sophomore Writing major at IWU. She is active on the cross country and track teams. She is passionate about using her writing skills to share the good news of Christ with others and writes often on her personal blog at www.emilylehner.wordpress.com.