‘Therefore, I Will Go!’
Editorial by Jorge Aguero
The title of this editorial—a combination of God’s call to the prophet Isaiah and the Great Commission—implies obedience, consecration, dedication, surrender, perseverance and intentionality.
Isaiah 6:8 reads, “Then I heard the Lord asking, ‘Whom shall I send as a messenger to my people? Who will go?’ And I said, ‘Lord, I’ll go! Send me’” (TLB). Knowing that the “the harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few” (Luke 10:2, KJV), the Lord asks the same question in the midst of this pandemic: “Who will go?”
The Lord’s soon return is evidenced by unprecedented natural disasters, social chaos, fear and anguish. Jesus says, “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near” (Luke 21:28, KJV). But for the Lord to come, the preaching of the gospel to every nation, tribe and language must be fulfilled (Matthew 24:14; Revelation 14:6).
Jesus has commissioned us to “go and make disciples in all the nations” (Matt. 28:19, TLB), and the One who possesses all authority and power will enable us to fulfill this mission. God asks, “Who will go?” Jesus commands, “Go, and make disciples!” Therefore, I will trust and obey—and go!