Matthew 28:19-20 “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
I heard someone tell a story about these two Chinese girls who got a revelation from God on Matthew 28:19. The year escapes me but it was probably at least 80 years ago. They were new Christians and went to their Pastor for a blessing to go. You have to understand the culture. Chinese have to get a blessing and two young women who were also young in the Lord don’t get them to go out. These two girls persisted. The Pastor told them they needed to go to a Bible study to learn the Bible and they needed to get mentored by someone. (Isn’t funny how man will give you a list of things you “need” to do before they see you as qualified. It’s heartwarming Pappa doesn’t move this way!) The two girls were relentless because they knew that they were to “go therefore”. The Pastor begrudgingly told them to go. They went out as missionaries in their homeland of China to people who never heard the Gospel. Two year later, when they came back, they had started 50 churches.
I love this story. I admittedly meditate on it a lot. It encourages me. I love that they didn’t give in to someone who could have unintentionally discouraged them from going. I love that they had this simple belief of who they were in Christ. I love their simple obedience. It is so child-like. Isn’t that how we are to be?
I believe the harvest is ripe now. The Body of Christ needs more child-like warriors like these two. They are heroes to me. They shouldn’t be though because they were doing what the Word tells us all to do.