Last Words: A pondering by Holly Woodbridge
Matthew 28:16-20 (Jesus Talks to His Followers)
16 The 11 followers went to Galilee. They went to the mountain where Jesus told them to go. 17 On the mountain they saw Jesus and worshiped him. But some of them did not believe that it was really Jesus. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All power in heaven and on earth is given to me. 19 So go and make followers of all people in the world. Baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach them to obey everything that I have told you. You can be sure that I will be with you always. I will continue with you until the end of the world.”
Last words are important. When we know our time with someone we care about is coming to an end, we speak words of love, instruction, or encouragement. We don’t waste time with the rising and falling of the stock market or what we are planning to make for dinner when we get home. Our final words before a good bye are usually very important words, words they can hold onto until we meet again.
Well, Jesus last words were like that: He reminds his followers that
So, how are you doing with your assignment? It is not an option, you know!
Tonight a man is somewhere proclaiming the good news
Winning families to Jesus all around his neighborhood
He tells them that God is able to make their house a home
He wants to win his world for Christ, but he can't do it alone
But each one can reach one
As we follow after Christ we all can lead one
We can lead one to the Savior
And together we can tell the world that Jesus is the way (Babbie Mason)