24 June 2015

"I am a Missionary" - a great video!


God said, I need someone willing to -
say no to the status quo
no to the dream of wealth
leave their families to fly to a distant land
and learn a language they have never heard
ride in cramped buses, on backs of camels
someone who would sleep anywhere, eat anything
bear the heat and fight the freeze with a smile on their face
just to take the gospel to a people not their own.
So God created the missionary.

God said because the harvest is plentiful
I need someone ready to sow the seed
to plow the ground, water the seed
and reap the harvest which is ripe
someone to go and train, to multiply the crops
and to answer the call and pay the price.

So God created the missionary.

God said, I need someone who is a radical servant of all
taking the loneliest job, washing the feet of the poor
caring for the sick and cleaning their wounds
I need someone to visit the prisoner, care for the widow and the orphan
to sit in the dust with a child and tell them that they are loved.

So God made a missionary.

God said he needed someone who would believe that
blind eyes could see and lame feet could walk
and that the dead could live again
someone who would brave long hours
and intercede through the night with wordless groans and petitions,
so that one soul might be saved.

God said, I need someone honest and brave
full of grace, mercy, and compassion
free from fear and passivity
walking in true identity
someone burning with love and girded with truth
someone who radiantly reflects God's glory.

So God made a missionary.

God said, I need someone who would say yes before they were asked
someone who would go to distant islands, barren deserts
inner-cities, closed nations, next-door neighbors
and prestigious universities to reach the unreached
who would climb any mountain and endure any obstacle
because how will they believe in Him of whom they have never heard
how will they hear unless someone preaches
how will they preach unless they are sent.

So God made the missionary.

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