“They do not belong to this world any more than I do. Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth. Just as you sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world.” -John 17:16-18
Just as Christ came to earth to save us, we must go out to them and share the hope we have. We are to be in this world, but not of it. Jesus said that he did not want us to be taken from this world but to be protected from the evil one. Why wouldn’t Jesus want to rid us of all the turmoil of this world? So that we can fully rely on Him!
We are His children. We have been grafted into the covenant that God made with Abraham. We are here to preserve the world and bring them Life so that their hope will not die out. The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy. He comes to steal your joy, your peace, your sense of purpose. But to steal something means that you already own it. Christ died so that we could have a life full of His abundant love and grace. Don’t deny yourself of what Christ died to give you. Satan wants to kill and destroy our God-given dreams. We have to be careful to keep Christ as the center so that we can be salt to this world and that when they see us, His light will shine through us!