“Sent” is a small but mighty word. It can serve to comfort the most homesick missionary, nerve the most trepid warrior, direct the most perplexed king, and bring honor to the one deemed least likely to succeed. The strength of it lies in the sender, and His all-powerful backing.
“O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill” (Psalm 43:3). “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11). “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves” (Matthew 10:16). “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved” (John 3:17). “As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world” (John 17:18). “And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world” (1 John 4:14).
GOLDEN THOUGHT: O send out Your light and Your truth.
[Excerpt adapted from Wonderful Words by Stewart Custer (October 19 reading).]