Was He Wrong?

Posted: May 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

Interesting question to pose this morning. Was He wrong? He was entrusting the message of the Kingdom of God to a rag tag group of very ordinary followers, much like me, and maybe you. I have heard the imaginary stories of Jesus returning to heaven after His time on earth and the angels asking Him all about it. “Lord, who will take the message to the ends of the earth?” And Jesus said, “My disciples.” “But what if they fail, what is your back-up plan.” There is no other plan.

We often refer to it as the Great Commission. ‘Go into all the earth and make disciples’ Jesus had said. Teach those disciples to make disciples who will make disciples who will make disciples. So why do so many who say they are followers of Jesus not do it? Was Jesus wrong? Was He wrong to trust us with such an important task?

He once said, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” There doesn’t seem to be any ambiguity in that comment. If you follow me, You will be made into a fisher of men. So if we are not becoming fishers of men, can we honestly say that we are following Jesus? Or was He wrong again. He thought He could do that, but we are too difficult?

Jesus trusted this work to fishermen, tax collecters, regular working class folk. I don’t think He was wrong, and I suspect you don’t either. “O God our Father, help us to be faithful to keep the main thing the main thing.”

P.S. The picture is in the “Hermitage”, and large beautiful museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. I visited there isn 1991. It was once the summer home of Peter the Great.

  1. Travis Roberts says:

    That…is a SWEET picture of Jesus! I imagine Led Zeppelin is playing from the best sound system of all time.

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