“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” Isaiah 6:8
Many married couples love to celebrate certain milestones in their years of togetherness such as a Silver or Golden wedding anniversary. Gathering their loved ones around them for such a celebration won’t happen without planning. Arrangements for a place with adequate space must be in the plans. A food menu as well as plates, tablecloths, flower decorations, etc. must be decided and planned for well ahead of the special day. The guest list must be prepared, invitations sent out and responses followed up. Months are usually needed to ensure this large event runs smoothly on its scheduled date.
Paul, the apostle, in speaking of the gospel said, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!” (Romans 10:13-15) Without preachers prepared and sent out by God, the invitation to be part of God’s Kingdom is not heard!
Let’s ensure we say yes to preaching the gospel!