This day with God will be excited because each day is a gift. Take the opportunity this day to open His word and tell others what you have received. Today, the gift of Mark 16:9-20 is waiting to be unwrapped.
When Jesus had risen, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene. Afterward, He appeared to two disciples as they were walking in the country on the road to Emmaus. Later, Jesus appeared to the eleven disciples as they were eating.
Jesus encouraged them to go into all the world and preach the gospel. He told them they would have the power to accomplish miracles. They followed these instructions and the Lord was with them to confirm His word by the signs that accompanied it (v. 20).
The disciples did what Jesus asked them to do. They told others about the Good News and that’s what we should do. This day with God, let us think of ways to prepare others so they are excited about opening the gift that leads to a victorious life.
We pray God for ideas as we set out to bring others into discipleship. It all starts with one small step and then we will find that You can get us farther than we ever thought we could by taking things step by step. The first step is accepting Jesus as Savior. The next step is telling others about this Good News. We believe the Spirit will empower us to carry out this mission! We are ready to go and ready to take on this challenge with confidence because as we step ahead, Jesus will show up by surprise and will be our guide. Amen.