"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit..."
A song from Matthew West depicts a conversation between the author of the song and God, where the author says, "God, why don't you do something?", and God says, "I did; I created you." Many times we want to see God work as we idly stand by and watch life unfold around us. After all, it's God's job to do as He pleases, and therefore, things are out of our control and there is nothing we can do. At least, this is our thinking.
In the verse above, Jesus tells His disciples that they are part of God's amazing work. Not only does He include them in God's work, but He also lays out a plan for them, establishing the fact that they are supposed to be part of the change God wants the world to experience. Although this great commandment was initially given to the apostles, Jesus still calls His disciples today to work for Him, and the command resonates loudest for those who want to see a change in the world around them. This means that His disciples have to do more than just wish for something different; they need to come out of their comfort zone, look at the needs of those around them, and ask the help of the One who sent them to be the change as they accomplish their work.
And as God's work is accomplished, there is a the promise that He does not leave alone His disciples (Matthew 28:20); after all, it is His work being accomplished, and He is the One giving out the reward to those working for Him.
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Matthew 28:19 NIV