I have recently started to read: Let the Nations be Glad! The Supremacy of God in Missions by John Piper. I find it very encouraging and insightful. It is helping to clarify some of the desires of our hearts as we seek what God has in our future. Piper communicates clearly what I struggle to verbalize to others. Lately, I have also been emboldened by reading Revelation 7:9-12:
After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”
When my heart is overwhelmed with the task that I see for the Church in regard to global missions and the unreached people groups of the world, I rest in the certainty of Revelation 7. Along these same thoughts is this short excerpt of Let the Nations be Glad!:
At the bottom of all our hope, when everything else has given way, we stand on this great reality: The everlasting, all-sufficient God is infinitely, unwaveringly, and eternally committed to the glory of his great and holy name. For the sake of his fame among the nations he will act. His name will not be profaned forever. The mission of the Church will be victorious. He will vindicate his people and his cause in all the earth.
We can rest confidently in our sovereign God to direct, equip, empower and bring to fruition his glorious plan of mankind’s redemption.