Right at the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry he declared Isaiah 61:1-2 about himself:
‘The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.’
We are fast approaching Easter. I was reminded recently of Jesus’ prayer in John 17. It comes after the Last Supper, on Maundy Thursday, the night before the crucifixion.
Jesus is preparing to leave the disciples. He prays for them ‘As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.’ Jesus invites the disciples to join in God’s mission.
In our year of ‘Going Deeper’ we are called to know God’s Truth, know God’s Timing and to learn to Trust in God all of which are underpinned by God’s saving mission. It’s not something we should keep to ourselves though; this is a message that must be shared!
This week across Busbridge&Hambledon it is Mission Sunday and we have people in each of our services from The Cellar to encourage and challenge us about their part in God’s mission.
Each of us has something we can do to join in God’s mission. What is God calling you to do?