Is Anyone Grabbing My Robe?
The Lord of Armies says this: “In those days, ten men from nations of every language will grab the robe of a Jewish man tightly, urging: Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.” Zechariah 8:23
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, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you, . . .” Matthew 28:18-20a
I am commanded to teach everyone the gospel. Why? Because I want to ask myself, “Do I have anyone, from any nation grabbing me to ask about my God?” and to know the answer is ‘yes’.
My aim, as a Christian, should be heaven and part of my goal of heaven should be to take as many with me as possible. I must direct my life in such a way that I allow God’s glory to shine around me. I have a friend whose job takes him all over the world. While he is working, he is taking and sharing pictures of the majesty and beauty of God’s creations. He shares God, not only through his behavior and speech, but also by allowing others to be witness the natural beauty. God’s glory and power shine through his actions.
Though I am unable to travel the wide world and my light may be smaller, I must enable it to illuminate. I must teach those near me whom I encounter in my own daily walk. I must lead with my words and my actions. I must tell others the way of salvation, but I must live my life in such a way that they want to join me on that path and are not put off by my meanness or negativity. “Father God, please help direct my path so that Your glory and peace are reflected and radiated through my life.”