Christ's Everyday Mission
Have you ever walked into a room, but forgot the reason why you had gone in? The world will use the holiday season to distract every member of God’s church and get them to forget about achieving their true mission. The holiday season is not merely about presents, Jesus’ birth, or spending time with family. As God’s child and a precious member of His church, this time of year represents the way we should be acting every single day. Jesus’ miraculous birth and death should always be in the forefront of our minds. Also, His teachings of impartial love, generosity, joy, self-control, patience, kindness, and humility should always be acted on. (Galatians 5:22-25)
Luke 2:10-14 talks about Jesus’ birth saying, “And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord…’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!’” Heaven celebrated over the Savior’s birth and everyone on Earth should rejoice because of His life, but especially His death. Romans 5:10-11 reads “For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.” Every member of His church should be eager to tell of Jesus’ birth and death because by them each soul can gain eternal life.
Jesus said in Matthew 28:19-20, “Therefore 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. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” As children of God and members of His church, our mission is to grow His house. We do this by speaking about Christ to others, teaching His commandments, and exemplifying His existence. In 1 Corinthians 11:1, the apostle, Paul wrote, “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” The apostle did not write this to say that mankind can be divine like Christ, but that each of us can and should embody His example.
Colossians 3:17 reads, “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” As each of us celebrates this holiday season, let us strive to remember to rejoice in Christ and the mission He has entrusted us with.