As I was reflecting on our granddaughter, Sarah, helping lead a mission trip with 25 young people from our church this week in Dakar, Senegal, I was reminded of the design that God set up at creation. It is generational and he is faithful to his covenant. Sarah is our third generation. Our family and many, many others have poured into her over her life, and God has been faithful to us, to her. He is using her in mighty ways for the gospel. This week in Africa, she and the team are actually discipling the next generation.
Discipleship does not have to only be in your family, although it’s where it should start. It pours over into many other lives that are not directly related to you. Sarah and the team are discipling hundreds of young boys and girls who in turn will have the opportunity to impact their family and their country. See, it’s a generational commitment on God’s part. The message, the word, the gospel, the Triune God, do not change. He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
That’s why we have the confidence that what God started, he is going to finish. This will be true until the return of Jesus for all times. He has instructed us to go and make disciples at home, in our neighborhood, at our work, even around the world. But the one thing that is required on our part. Sarah would tell you…it is obedience to his call on your life. Their team is going to be blessed with incredible joy for what they see God accomplish this week in their own lives and in these children’s lives. And that’s the ultimate desire of Christ’s heart. That we might have his joy and that it might be full. Can’t wait to hear all the stories.