THE SERVANT GENERAL
OUR THEME FOR 2020
We are a people that are founded on the Rock that is Christ.
Once we were no people, living in darkness, even opposing
God, but now we are living in the light of Christ. This was
the case as well with Paul. He persecuted the Way to death
(Acts 22:4a). On one such foray to arrest Christians, Jesus
intervened in his life. Paul asked two questions, the answers
to which are key to being founded on Christ.
“Who are you, sir?” (Acts 22:8a). We need to know
who Jesus is. He is not a distant God, but one who is with
us, who is intimately connected to the daily circumstances
of our lives, who is our friend, who provides us grace to
live our lives according to his ways, who is committed to
help us make it to heaven. He is Savior and Lord. No one else
can help us fulfill God’s design for our lives. In short,
we need to meet and know Christ.
Second, “What shall I do, sir?” (Acts 22:10a).
Ananias told Paul, “The God of our ancestors designated
you to know his will, to see the Righteous One, and to hear
the sound of his voice; for you will be his witness before
all to what you have seen and heard.” (Acts 22:14-15).
This is God’s intent for us as well. We need to know
that we are called to live out God’s will, to serve
Him, and to be His instruments to witness to the world about
His love, mercy and salvation. In short, we are to live and
is what God intends for His people to do. Jesus said to the
apostles, those who are sent, “Go into the whole world
and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” (Mk 16:15).
Such work of evangelization is to be rapid, massive and worldwide,
aimed to reach everyone, going to the very ends of the earth.
If we truly know who Jesus is, and if we become obedient to
his command, then many will be reached, and “whoever
believes and is baptized will be saved” (Mk 16:16a).
shall all the nations of the earth know Christ, and experience
his love and salvation. “Praise the Lord, all you nations!
Extol him, all you peoples! His mercy for us is strong; the
faithfulness of the Lord is forever. Hallelujah!” (Ps