Luke 14:23 – “Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in, so that my house will be full.’”
“The kingdom of God is like a man preparing a banquet,” Jesus tells us. It is prepared for specific people in mind, but they all have other things they would rather do. Now that the banquet is prepared this man does not want to waste it. He sends his servants out to get whoever they can find. His house must be full. “Go everywhere, and make them come in,” he tells his servants.
This is a picture of God preparing heaven for His children. God has called everyone to Him, but many people have been making excuses why they can’t come. Sometimes they are too busy, or they have something else going on or they just don’t think God fits into their life.
Now, as those who have already entered His kingdom, we are to take the place of the servants in the story. We are told to, “Go into all the world.” “Make them come in,” Jesus says.
It is God’s desire for all men to come to know Him. He wants His house full and right now it is up to us to let His Spirit work through us to make that happen.
This is not going to happen by just sitting in church or the comfort of your home. We must ‘go out to the roads and country lanes.” Get off your butt and get out there to where the people are. There are so many who are lost and hurting. They need the hope that we have inside of us. Go out and Love people; make them come in. That is your mission.