If we are going to practice the habit of leaving and live every day with the reminder that Jesus sends us on his mission we need know some things about that mission.

On the way to the cross Jesus stopped in the town of Jericho and looked up in a tree. There he saw a tax collector named Zacchaeus whom he invited down to dinner. That encounter transformed the life of that little man. At the conclusion of this story Luke records these words of Jesus regarding his mission:

Jesus said to Zacchaeus, “Today you and your family have been saved, because you are a true son of Abraham. The Son of Man came to look for and to save people who are lost.” – Luke 19:9-10 CEV

One element of the mission of Jesus was looking for people who were not in fellowship with God and with other people. He desires to reconcile people to himself and to one another. To be on mission with Jesus means that we join him on this quest. We must travel on and look around.

Ask yourself a few questions about your mission of looking…

  • Who do I need to look for?
  • Where am I going to meet them?
  • Do I need to stop doing some things so I can look for them?
  • Do I need to start doing some things so I can look for them?
  • Am I part of a relational community which can help me look?

Grace and Peace,
Terry

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