Do you know that God loves you? He took such great care in creating you and He delights in you. What about missions? What is the connection between God’s love and missions?
God loved the world so much that He sent His Only Son to us. This is a great demonstration of God’s love for missions. God loves missions. We must also love missions.
Jesus had the greatest mission here on earth. It was all about sharing the Good News to all people regardless of race, social status, etc.
Let’s look at a few verses in the Bible to learn more about God’s love for missions:
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
This is the greatest expression of Love. It’s pure, unconditional, eternal, and so much more. There was a great purpose for God sending Jesus and it was us that He had in mind all along. What an amazing love that truly is.
“But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
When Jesus died for us, it wasn’t because we are perfect and have it all together. It was the opposite- we are imperfect and don’t have it all together and we need to continuously be renewed and transformed on a daily basis.
“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” (Luke 19:10)
When people are lost, they need direction, guidance, clarity, perspective, and purpose. They also need love. The kind of love that only comes from God. A love that is non-judgmental, that has no barriers. By the power and the working of the Holy Spirit, we are able to show this love to those who have yet to hear or answer.
Jesus left us with a mission to reach those people. There is work to be done. A lot of work.
But with God, all things are possible and we just need to be willing and obedient. God loves people, and God loves missions because there are people that have yet to hear about His wonderful love and salvation.
What can I do?
This is a great question to ask ourselves and it’s one we must ask. Maybe you aren’t able to go on a Missions trip, but there are different ways you can help support Missions. Prayer, finances, and resources are some examples of how you can help. There is a lot you and I can do.
Consider making a donation to one of our missionaries or projects. Click here to learn about the various giving opportunities that we have at OMS Canada.
May God bless you as you step out in faith.