Hands and Feet
Duane Vander Klok
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.
God has more planned for our lives than just getting us into heaven. We are called to go and make disciples of all nations. As we follow Jesus and become more like Him, we should be leading others to know Him as well. Jesus’s ministry was this: to seek and save that which was lost. And His ministry did not end when He ascended into heaven – His mission is now the mission of the Church. We are the hands and feet of Jesus!
When we are filled with the passion of Christ, we become evangelistically bold. Disciples can’t help but share the love of Jesus! Do not be anxious about sharing the gospel with someone, but trust that God will work in their heart. We may not always see the fruit of our efforts, but God can use us to plant and water the seeds. In 1 Corinthians 3:6 Paul says, I planted, Apollos watered, but God has been making it grow. God will grow the seed in their heart, but you have a part to play.
In Matthew 9:37 Jesus says, The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. There is so much to be done in God’s Kingdom, and the Church is called to do the work as the hands and feet of Jesus. While you might not think your testimony is powerful, if it includes Jesus, it is! So don’t hesitate to tell others what God has done in your life. Be bold and share the good news!