We had the blessing and privilege of hosting two young people in our home this week. They are the son and daughter-in-law of a dear friend who I had the honor of serving with in the Air Force. The last time I saw him, he was a young boy and I never had met her. Who I spent time with this week was an awesome young man and woman who were married less than a month ago who are on fire for Jesus Christ!
I was not sure of the purpose of their trip to Colorado when asked if they could stay with us overnight, and it did not matter. Our friends and their families are always welcome in our home. I thought this was perhaps part of a honeymoon trip. After visiting with them I understood they were headed to Colorado for training with Cru ministries. Their part with Cru is dedicated to bringing the Gospel to college campuses. To learn more, I encourage you to go to www.Cru.org.
What impressed me was the passion I saw as I was talking with two bright, intelligent, talented, gifted people who have the world before them. They are “millennials” who by stereotype should be setting out on a plan for themselves without much concern for others. By the way, please let’s stop the stereotypes by a person’s generation—there are positive and negative examples in each of them—let’s decide about each individual based on their character and actions.
These two people have committed their lives to serving Jesus and are bold about it. They are taking the Gospel to a tough battle ground—the college campus. They are doing it without hesitation, they are doing it in obedience to their calling. They are echoing the words of Isaiah 6:8, “Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” The I said, “Here am I. Send me!””
I have too said “Send me!” to the Lord, but I have also said “No thanks” or “Not yet.” God is not looking for part-time followers and servants—He asks us to be all in! I am striving to be one that always says “Send me!” even when I do not understand the calling.