14 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15 And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” 16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” 17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
Found people find people. Have you ever heard this before? It is perhaps one of the most comforting and challenging phrases we could hear. Think about it. You have been found. Not only did God give you life, but He loves you so much that He made a way for you to have a relationship with Him in life and for eternity. He found you. He is also sending you. As followers of Jesus, we are called to give, serve and share His love with others.
There is a reality to this life that we sometimes forget in the hustle and bustle of our daily routines: eternity hangs in the balance for every single person. So, what are we supposed to do about that? Lives are changed when love is given away. This means that we have the opportunity to impact lives for eternity by the way we love.
Remember, life is not lived from the outside in; it is lived from the inside out. Just like we read here in Romans, it all starts with Jesus. Our faith is rooted in Jesus, and this is what fuels us on the journey we call life. In the end, all that matters is God and people. It starts and ends with this.
Have you ever searched for comfort? Have you ever wondered what your purpose is for life? This passage provides both. You have been found, and God has made you a part of His purpose. Take some time to remind yourself in prayer of this today, and look for opportunities to give love away.