When you send a letter, you send it with a specific purpose. You labored over it, took time to write it, addressed and sent it, in hopes of it communicating certain things to another person! In the same way, God sent Jesus from heaven to earth to not only communicate God’s love, but to show God’s love to the world. As Christians, we are sent on mission just like Christ. We are sent into the world to communicate and show the love of God to the world. Romans 10:13-17 says, “For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent?” In fact, Paul says that we are Christ’s letter delivered to the world (2 Corinthians 3:3).
We desire to live our lives sent on mission into the world as ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21). As we seed the needs in the world we want to meet those needs and earn the right and opportunity to share the gospel with the world. However, this doesn’t happen unless we are in awe of who God is and what he’s done, while at the same time being humbled for the sin in our life and broken by the desperation of the world. Then and only then will we offer up our lives to be sent on mission into the world.