preached throughout the whole world as a testimony to
all the nations, and then the end [of the age] will come.
Matthew 24:14 AMP
While we are called to share the gospel with everyone we meet throughout our daily activities, sometimes I think we forget that there is a bigger picture. The Bible states over and over that the gospel will be shared with every tribe, every tongue, and every nation before Jesus returns. We forget that our job as Christians is to make Jesus famous throughout every nation! It's so easy to get comfortable in our routines of going to church and serving our community that we forget there are still unreached people throughout the world. You should never stop going to church and serving our community, because the people in our backyard need to have a love encounter with the Father! But, looking at the big picture you should be moved to do more than just reach your backyard. Did you know that about 40.4% of the people groups in our world today are unreached? That's over 3 billion people that have never heard the name of Jesus! These are people that have never had the opportunity to even choose Jesus. There's no Bible in their language and no church in their backyard. How often do we take those two things for granted? These aren't even including the people groups that are daily persecuting and killing Christians. We are in such a bubble here in the US. Even turning on the news doesn't seem to make it real. Yet, people are dying everyday without the hope of Jesus. What's your desire? As Christians we should be so in love with Jesus that we desire Him to return. He's given us the road map. We know He's not coming until every tribe, every tongue, and every nation have heard the gospel. So that means it's time to get to work! If you have never given unreached people groups a thought I encourage you to do some research. Ask the Lord how He can use you to spread the gospel to every nation. For some you may be called to pray and intercede for these people. Others may be called to give so that missionaries can go into these dangerous places to share the hope of Jesus. And then some of you may be called to go. The first thought that usually pops into our heads when we hear about these parts of the world are, "That's not my calling." When in fact if may very well be. We're all called to do something. I pray that you would sincerely seek the Lord to see how He wants to use you to reach the nations. God bless you as you walk in obedience this week!