The first command given after Jesus resurrected from the dead was from an angel who told the women (that’s a story for another day) go tell the disciples to “go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen…” This first command was basically the command was to get going – RIGHT NOW! Get up off your seat and go tell someone about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. People are desperate in today’s world, and you have the answer to their desperation. They are scared of a virus here, war in another far away country, what is going to happen next, and you have assurance for all of that. Fish where the fish are! “Quickly” means that time is precious and of the essence, and that we are truly right now in a battle for time. Jesus even said in his day that the “fields were white unto harvest.” The people then were desperate and wanted a savior to get them out from under Roman rule. Well, they were looking but in the wrong places or should I say for the wrong thing. Much like today! So, we have got to be sensitive to the nudge and go tell what we know. Wayne Smith (a great preacher from my teen years and shape my idea of a pastor when I got started) said many times in sermons on accepting the nudge or not accepting the nudge: “You might as well be a fish that won’t swim, a soloist that will not sing, a bird that will not fly a dog that will not bark, We might as well be like a fire without a glow, a river without a flow, a winter without snow, a conviction without a know, like a wind without a blow, an oar without a row, like a trip without a go, like a harvest without a sow, like a Santa without a ho, ho, ho! Like a kneader without dough, like rooster without a crow, like a high without a low, like a truth without a now, like a fast without a slow, like an actor without a show, like a to without a fro, like an above without a below, like a violin without a bow, is a CHRISTIAN WHO WILL NOT GO!!!!!!” Get the idea? It’s time to go and go quickly with the message.
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Robin is a Pastor, has been for 40 years. He is married to Jayme and together they have 7 children. Candace, Courtney, Cassidy, Caleb, Kally, Collin & Jacob. Robin & Jayme have great and awesome grandchildren. He loves his Webb City Cardinals, the St. Louis Cardinals. He also tries to go golfing and fly fishing whenever he can - but not nearly enough. View more posts