We live on a spinning planet traveling through space. We traverse through time every moment of our lives. We go onward, backward, around, through, under, and over in our working, playing, living, helping, doing, and becoming. We cannot not be going.
Jesus knew this. He put it all into motion. That is why He does not command us “to go” in His Great Commission to us. Going is assumed! The first Greek word in Matthew 28:19 is properly translated “going,” or “as you are going,” not “Go!”
I believe we ignore Jesus at our peril. He is the brightest person ever to walk the planet. Einstein had some knowledge. Solomon had some wisdom. But in Him are hidden “all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Colossians 2:3).
So the words used by the One who spoke the universe into motion tell us much. If we will listen.
STRENGTH FOR THE JOURNEY
Here is what’s amazing. International Disciple Makers can effectively make an eternal Kingdom difference by working in a different way. Not bound by time and space. Not rushing around, going helter-skelter, or making stuff happen. We can choose to become fully alive. Led and not driven.
It requires a change of focus. To delight that we are eternal, made in the image of a loving Trinity who values relationship more than either time or space. He loves His children more than the schedule or house.
What matters most to our Father is that His children are fully His. Wherever we live or go.