How far would you travel for Jesus? Would you be willing to travel eight hundred miles to see Him or is that out of the question? It is estimated the Magi traveled eight hundred miles to see the Christ child. They took this trip on camels [Matthew 2:1-12]. The thought of riding on a camel for over eight hundred miles over the course of two years with nothing to guide you but a star couldn’t be easy. It took dedication. It took determination. And they were willing? Are you?
How far would you travel to share Jesus? There are people who travel all over the world on short term mission trips and to be long term missionaries to share the Gospel. They recognize the power of Romans 10:14-15 “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’” Are you willing to put your life on hold for a season or even a couple of weeks to take the Gospel to a foreign land? [Isaiah 6:8]. Or are you willing to sacrifice a Starbucks or two to send another to share the Gospel? Would you hold off on buying a new car for a season so you can support a missionary for that season instead?
How far would you travel for Jesus? Would you be willing to cross the street to invite a neighbor to dinner? Would you be willing to take a dinner to that single mother around the corner? Would you be willing to teach the young boy without a father how to throw a baseball? Matthew 25:40 says “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for Me.”
This Christmas season we are reminded Jesus traveled from heaven to earth for you and me [John 3:16]. How far are you willing to go for Him?
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