After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him two by two into every town and place where he himself was about to go. — Luke 10:1 NET
Christ has a great business in hand. He wants the gospel carried to every home in the world. He needs human messengers for this work. No doubt angels would be glad to go on such errands, but angles would not do. Only those who have been saved by Christ can tell others of Christ. He would send us out, and we should be ready to respond, “Here am I,” when we hear His call.
To go in Christ’s name is to represent Him. We need to have that love in our hearts that Jesus had when He went among the people. Then when Christ sends us, He will care for us and help us in giving our message. If we do not go where Christ wants us to go, people will miss the blessing. Some one said to a boy, “If God really loves you, why does He not tell somebody to give you a pair of shoes, or coal to keep you warm this cold weather?” The boy said, “I guess He does tell somebody, but somebody forgets.” We need to be ever quick to go on our Master’s errands, “Lest we forget!”