It hit me the other day like a ton of bricks....people are in hell right now....suffering. My motivation isn't to spare people the agony of hell in an afterlife, but to deliver them from the one they are already in.
When my father died my mother had a dream that there were myriads people in a special room. In the dream it was Valentine's day, and as she was waking up she heard the words 'lonier than you'. Amazing, so many people lonlier than my recently widowed mother. It reminds me of that knawing pain of emptyness I had when I was in my teens and twenties.
We do have a mission. Of course the face each ministry takes is different, but the heart of it is the same, to deliver people by introducing them to Jesus.
I'm just curious, who do each of you feel like you are in the body?