This has been one of those “me too” mornings as I read the Bible… You know what I mean; you read something in the Bible and find yourself saying, “Me too! That’s just the way I feel – that’s what I believe! Include me in that too! … You got my vote!”
Here’s what I read this morning from the Bible that elicited that response from me (and then just a couple of comments)…
Apostle Paul said, “I was made a minister of the gospel according to the gift of God’s grace, which was given me by the working of His power. To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to bring to light for EVERYONE what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things.” (from Ephesians 3:7–9 ESV)
Paul saw himself as a “diakanos” (a “servant”) of the gospel. So do I! My “master” – the Lord Jesus Christ – has given me a commission – a divinely given privilege and task… to proclaim to EVERYONE I can (regardless of their race, their cultural background, their location on planet earth, or their station in life) the wonderful treasure – the incalculable blessings that are available “in Christ!” Paul called it a “mystery” – a divinely revealed truth – that people everywhere are included by faith in all of God’s blessing in Christ Jesus!
I don’t deserve this privilege of serving the Lord in this way – It is a gift freely given to me – a “grace” granted to me, an undeserving “sinner!” … But I accept it wholeheartedly!
So my hand goes up… I’m yelling out, “Me too!” with all my heart! I want to proclaim it – to tell to everyone I can – the incredible, “unsearchable riches” that are available “in Christ Jesus”! I’m going to look for opportunities to do that today… Aren’t you?