The value of mission
“When Barnabas and Saul had finished their mission, they returned from Jerusalem, taking with them John, also called Mark.”
We now move back to Barnabas and Saul who had been sent on mission to Jerusalem with a financial gift to help the poor.
They had done what they had set out to do and were now returning accompanied with John Mark who was keen to come with them.
I always tell people who go on mission that they will return with more than they gave.
John Mark would become valuable to them in the work as a strategic missionary himself.
Mission is a two way path. It is not only about what you will give. You return having met people who change your perspectives on life. They show you what is of true value. Being with those who have less than you puts things into perspective for you.
Mission changes the missionary and sometimes it feels like that is more than the change the missionary brings.
This is why God today is calling you into a life of mission.