For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:10 ESV
This was Jesus mission. Who’s lost? All of humanity. Without God we are all lost. Jesus came to go to the lost and bring them back to God. He did just that with His sacrifice on the cross. But before going to the cross Jesus went to the lost wherever they were and told them how to come back.
Today that role falls to us as His disciples. We must go to where the lost are and tell them how they can come back to God. We have a mission and we must accept it. We must seek out the lost, so they can be saved.
As disciples of Christ we are to be mission minded. Jesus said He came to seek and save the lost. He is speaking of action. Jesus didn’t just go and sit at the temple and wait for people to come to Him, he went to them. To be on mission means to be on the move. The first century church grew because they sought out the lost. If we want to see growth today we need to seek the lost.
So today, let’s get mission minded and get moving. Let’s go out and seek those that need to hear the gospel message and share it with them. Only then will they have the chance to respond.
© 2013 Leo J. Woodman