”If you had known what these words mean, I desire mercy, not sacrifice, you would not have condemned the innocent.” [Matthew 12:7]
Unlike the jungles of Africa the mission fields of the western world are found in the fields of business and commerce. Those of us called to this mission field see daily the consequences of; broken lives, bloated selfishness and beleaguered children of God who have fogged their minds and fashioned their hearts with the things of this world.
Into this arena we walk and work—carrying the Presence in the Name of Jesus –Yes, God’s best witnesses are those people who accomplish the details of life in the market place, without grumbling or complaining…just carrying His presence.
Think for a moment—“Christ could have died much earlier, but he chose to walk this earth in truth and grace. He chose to teach a motley crew to become leaders. He showed them how to fish for people’s souls in the turbulent sea of everyday life and be able to enjoy it.” [Robert James]
Before you question where God has placed you listen to these words of Jesus who was in the market place and under fire from those who thought they had all the answers. “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy, not sacrifice…” [Matthew 9:12]
The key to the missionary message is not man’s views or predilections regarding Redemption, but the revelation given by Our Lord Himself concerning His life and death, ‘the Son of man came…to give his life a ransom for many.” [Oswald Chambers]