I’m a missionary kid. I recently read a letter to missionary kids posted on The Rebelution. As I read it, I was impressed with the fact that this message is not only for the children of missionaries. No, this message is for all who have been called by God. That is, it’s for all genuine believers.
Today I’m seconding the letter that I linked to above, and writing my own version of it:
Do you remember when you answered the call to follow Christ? Do you remember when you put your dreams, pursuits, and life under His loving leadership? If you were too young and the memory too foggy, do you remember the time in your life when you were most enraptured by His glory?
Take some time with me down memory lane. Let’s revisit this most precious time in your life.
At some point, a vision compelled you to put your faith in Christ. I don’t mean a vision in the sense of a dream. I mean it in the sense that the eyes of your heart were opened to a clear and powerful understanding of God’s worthiness.
“You are worthy, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they were created
and have their being.”
You grasped this vision so strongly that you were willing to repurpose your entire life. Sometimes you lose sight of it. I know I do. But every time you’ve returned it, your passion for the vision has been reignited with fresh fervor.
You know the worthiness of God to receive all imaginable glory and you yearn for that vision to be fulfilled. You know that the Good News of salvation for man results in God being glorified by His chosen people. You long for the vision to spread and for others to catch it.
Today I want to appeal to that blessed time when you were most strongly devoted to that vision. If you’ve lost sight of it, I want to stir you to grasp it again and to hold fast to it. (Sarah wrote about this in her most recent post)
There are lost people in your circles of influence and there are entire lost people groups around the world. These people are lost because they’ve never caught the vision, or perhaps never heard of it. Please don’t sit silently with the gospel.
Where there is no vision, the people perish:
but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
-Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”