Revelation 22:17— The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” Let anyone who hears this say, “Come.” Let anyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who desires drink freely from the water of life.
During The Bright Side we’ve been learning what the future holds. Now that you know the hope that we have as those who have been saved by Jesus, get on it! Get going on the mission of Christ. Revelation 22:17 encompasses our mission as the Church—the bride of Christ, who is the bridegroom. This is the last chapter of the Bible, and in it we hear this amazing statement: “Come!”
Everyone, “Come!” It’s not up to us to decide who hears about God. He wants us to tell everyone that they can come to Him. Everyone matters to God, and everyone needs to hear about the free gift of grace that Jesus died and rose to give us. Without someone telling them, how will they hear?
Matthew 5:14-16 says, “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.”
There are all kinds of ways that we can set the stage for people to learn about Christ. We can strive for excellence in all that we do, which shows people that we care even about the little things in their lives. Our attitudes say a lot to people who are just trying to find somewhere where they can belong. We are set apart, but that doesn’t mean shutting out everyone outside of our holy huddles.
A city on a hill can’t be hidden. I don’t know about you, but I’ve put all of my eggs in God’s basket. Everything we are should be about continuing the mission of the Church. Let your light shine bright for Him, and watch as people come to meet Him and have their lives changed for all eternity.