“And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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.’” (Mt 28: 18-20)
So – “go,” He says. Because “all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” Also, most importantly, “I am with you always.” He says this to us, because He knows we might procrastinate, crippled either by fear, or self-doubt, or simple laziness.
Today let me let the Lord’s authority and presence lift me out of inactivity, that I may “go” and “do” in Him. Let me not get stuck in the dead-end of self-reliance, but embrace His help, which is always, always, on offer, “to the end of the age.” Let me embrace His presence today, rather than block Him out, that I may share Him with others, any way I can. Christ is risen!