The Great Commission

In the Great Commission, Jesus “came and said to them (his disciples), All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Go therefore 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 that I have commanded you.  And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age (Matthew 28:18-20)”.  Jesus was sending his disciples out into the world, to produce faith, this true gift from God.

Jesus’ disciples were not to wait for the final coming of the Lord, but were to reach out to others, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, thereby preserving others’ salvation.  The disciples, in reaching out, were to share with others the graciousness of the Lord, teaching people about the works of Jesus and the wonder of God and the Holy Spirit.

The part of the Great Commission that I thought of the other day was Jesus’ reminder that He is always with us.  For me, baking is always a great time for reflection.  The kneading, resting, punching down, and rolling of bread dough takes time and is a wonderful time to think of the Lord.

As I was baking bread for some friends the other day, I thought, “I am never alone.”  Those of us raised in a Christian family learned this verse, but have you ever felt it?  I sure did while kneading my dough.  What a truly wonderful gift of the Lord’s.

This Sunday is Trinity Sunday; a day to celebrate the gifts of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.  How about thinking of the Trinity in everything you do – how is the Trinity present in your present time?   Do you feel secure with the Triune God always being with you?

For me, it’s such a relief and is uplifting to know that I am never alone.  Never!

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