He spoke to them again and said, “As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” (John 20:21 TLB)
Jesus again identified Himself with the Father. He tells us as the Father has sent Me, even so I am sending you. He has called us into His kingdom not for our sakes alone. He has called us into His kingdom, that we may go forth to the world, and carry out a host of missions that we must accomplish in His name. He is sending us to untie us with His followers to finish His work on the earth. He has passed the job to His disciples of spreading the Good News of salvation around the world. Whatever God has asked us to do, remember: (1) Your authority comes from God, and (2) Jesus has demonstrated by words and actions how to accomplish the job He has given us to do. To enable us to accomplish this, His peace must rule within our hearts. Only then can we persevere through any adversity or trial. Only with His peace can we accomplish what He has planned for us. With His peace and our love for Him other followers will amaze and confound the world. There are so many that we must reach with the Gospel. They will be reached only by His followers who have His peace and express His love, which knows no limits. As we trust and obey His words, we will have His peace, and we will accomplish all that He has set forth for us.
Father, thank You for giving us Your peace and love to enable us to reach out to the world. Thank You for sending us out into the world with Your authority which comes from God. Jesus has demonstrated by words and actions how we must accomplish the job He has given us to do for the glory, praise, and honour of His kingdom and name we give thanks. Amen.