16 Then the eleven disciples left for Galilee,
going to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.
17 When they saw him, they worshiped him;
but some of them doubted!
18 Jesus came and told his disciples,
"I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.
and make disciples of all the nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you.
And be sure of this:
I am with you always,
even to the end of the age."
I've always thought the most important word in all that was one of the smallest:
Jesus said go into all the world.
That includes the people we work with,
live next to or down the road from,
or see working at the grocery,
serving tables at restaurants,
cashiering at WalMart,
working out at the gym & in the locker room,
in prisons & jails,
in nursing homes or hospitals,
or in our family,
in doctors' or dentists' offices
or teaching in or connected to the schools,
or any store we frequent,
or in the next town over,
somewhere in the state,
or in another state,
or foreign country.
Jesus said go.
Very, very few of us do.
What if the person or people who showed us the way to Jesus had been as complacent or unwilling to “go” as we are sometimes?
And Jesus also said He would be with us in the going.
So we won't be alone in our going?