This morning I was looking at the satellite version of my maps app looking for cool places to visit around Sydney. You know, like anything with a bunch of light blue water and white sand. Then I was looking at some of the Southern Pacific Islands that I never even knew existed. Some of them were formed in the shape of a crater, which I thought was very cool. (After you read this, Google the Marshall Islands)
I’m a big geography buff. I always have been ever since my best friend gave me the enlisted passrider status on United Airlines. The world was my oyster, essentially, and I felt that I could fly anywhere I wanted to. I started studying maps, trying my best to figure out the best ways to get where I wanted to go. Even after hours of studying maps, there is still so much of the world that I don’t know about.
In Matthew 24:14 it says:
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
As I was looking at the entire world on the map, it was almost overwhelming to think about how much of it there is. But it’s already been 2,000+ years since those words were spoken, so how much of it do we have left to preach to? Only God will know, but it’s our job to do our best to advance the gospel. We must:
Matthew 28:18-20 “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.”
That’s our duty, our calling; God’s will for our lives. You may have a different gift in which that is done, but essentially, that’s what all of us are called to do.
Jesus says in John 14:12:
“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.”
When I first read that verse I was 19, and I was shocked and in disbelief. At that time I thought that no one could ever surpass the feats of Jesus. Recently, God has given me some insight into how we can do greater things than He did; it’s called the internet. I truly do believe that the next wave of salvation will be because of the internet. And I don’t think it’s going to be just a wave; I think it’s going to be a tsunami. It might even be the last big thing before Jesus comes back for His church.
So this morning, as I was looking at the map, I saw just how much work needs to be done; but at the same time, I also saw how easily it could be done because of the internet. I also see how skillful our generation is with the internet, and I have a feeling that there are more willing hearts, just like mine, that can be used to glorify our King.
God, it can be overwhelming thinking about the work that needs to be done in order to truly preach the gospel to all nations. You’ve given me a vision, and I ask that you give me a plan and a passion to execute it. I pray that you provide for me and Kassi so that I can continually work towards this goal that you have set on my heart. I know we’re not going to boil the ocean instantly, but I pray that you set in place other willing hearts in my path to aid in the execution of your plan.
In Jesus’ name I pray,