As my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. John 20:21.
Of the apostles it is written, “They went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following.” As Christ sent forth His disciples, so today He sends forth the members of His church. The same power that the apostles had is for them. If they will make God their strength. Let them realize that the work in which they are engaged is one upon which the Lord has placed His signet. God said to Jeremiah, “Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak. Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee.” Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched His servant’s mouth, saying, “Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.” And He bids us go forth to speak the words He gives us, feeling His holy touch upon our lips. Zeal for God and His cause moved the disciples to bear witness to the gospel with mighty power. Should we not have a like zeal to tell the story of redeeming love, of Christ and Him crucified?