I’m sure we have all wondered at one time or another “Is this the place for me?” Satan tempts us to believe that the grass is always greener on the other side, or at least in a different location. Here is another question for all of us to answer – “How much time do we spend on the time wasting question of ‘what if”?” The reality is that all of us are exactly where God wants us to be – Acts 17:26 sheds some comforting light on this when it says: “From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.” God has placed us where we are right now for His purpose.
His purpose for us is to spread the wonderful news that He so loved the world that He gave us His only Son and that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. Spread this Good News wherever you are located. Sometimes I think we tend to think God’s purpose for us is to bring people to church. That’s great if it happens but His purpose is to spread the Good News from your mouth to their heart – wherever you may be and whenever an opportunity comes up. God’s Kingdom isn’t a location but God’s Kingdom is an activity.
One of the nice things doctors use to do was to make home visits. Nowadays – you have to go to them if you want to be treated. There are a great many people out there hunkered down with sin, guilt, despair, and fear. Let’s not wait for them to come here but let us GO TO THEM and treat them with the cure that God has given to us to share with them. God didn’t say “Have them come here” but He said “GO to them, make disciples of them by telling them the Word.”
A lot of work needs to be done here in New London; but God has supplied us with His Word, and has supplied us with the exact people to go out and do it with. Guess what? You are one of them! YOU are one of His witnesses.