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You are the plan
Pastor Dave Scharf
by Pastor Dave Scharf
June 4, 2024

There is an old legend—and I stress it is merely a legend—that illustrates a good point. The legend is that after Jesus ascended into heaven, the angel Gabriel asked him, “Who is going to carry on your work now?” And Jesus answered, “I have left it to John and Peter and Andrew and the others.” Gabriel then asked, “What if they don’t do it?” Jesus answered, “I have made no other plans.” 

In other words, you and I are the plan. Jesus said, “You will be my witnesses.” He does not use angels; he uses us. Why? Because the angels have never known what it is like to be forgiven, to go from hell to heaven in a moment. We do. So did Isaiah the prophet. Isaiah thought he was going to die, but God forgave his sin. Isaiah records: “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’” (Isaiah 6:8). Isaiah went from “Woe is me” to “Here am I. Send me!”

Jesus came to pay for your sin with his life and death. Jesus suffered hell so that heaven is now yours. Jesus lives to bless you today beyond all that you ask or imagine. Jesus is with you. Now he asks, “Who will go for me?” What else can you do but respond, “Send me!” After all, you are the plan!