We have an important mission
“Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” John 20:21
As sons and daughters of God we all have one mission and one purpose, regardless of our jobs or the circumstances of life that we find ourselves in. We have a mission to testify to the world that this is not our permanent home, that God is calling all men and women to return to the home of their Father in heaven, for if they make this world their only source of life they will perish. We have been sent to cry out, “We implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God” (2 Corinthians 5:20), to tell the world, “Turn to God; He has opened the way back to the Father, through His Son.”
What a tremendously heart-warming message, that God wants to be Father to all peoples. However, His offer is seldom accepted, as it clashes with mankind’s pride and the illusion that we are each the author of our own fate. God’s message and offer confirms and certifies that all the riches and honour of this world will only yield emptiness and a complete void at the end for those who don’t want to be reconciled with God. If we testify to the world that the only door to life is through the cross, we are branded as intolerant and ostracised. If we proclaim that everything between ourselves and Jesus leads ultimately to perdition, we are out of line and a nuisance. In fact, this is how it should be, as our Lord was also seen as an outrage and an annoyance by the proud and self- reliant of His day.
This devotional is taken from the book To See God by Marcel Rebiai. If you would like to order your own copy, please email us here, [email protected].
Marcel Rebiai is a board member of Revive Israel, and is inspiration for our community. Marcel was born in Algiers in 1953. He came to Switzerland as a war orphan and received faith in Jesus in his youth, which changed his life and made him a messenger of God’s love in Jesus. Since then, he has been faithfully working for the building of the community of Messiah. Marcel is the founder of the “Community of Reconciliation”, an organization that works for reconciliation between Jews and Arabs based on God’s forgiveness and love in Christ. Marcel teaches in various settings around the world about the love that God revealed to us in Jesus, a love that enables reconciliation. Marcel has been living in Jerusalem for the last 30 years, is married to Regula, and has four children and eleven grandchildren.