When we go into service for Christ we enter into the realm of possibility with Christ where what we do takes place in collaboration with God’s own work, who in Christ still allows the old to pass away and become new and thereby builds His Kingdom in the midst of a perverse and sinful generation. To constantly seek what we want or think we need in this possibility space is perverse and foolish and will often lead us astray.
About The Author
Rev. Bernhard Seter has been a Pastor in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod for over 42 years. He served on the Board of LCMS World Relief and Human Care for ten years and is now the Chairman of the Board of International Missions. He has been privileged to travel around the world and see the churches' mercy work in action. He is convinced it is not only what we are "compelled" to do because of Christ; it is what we have been baptized for. Christ's love compels us, constrains us, and sends us forth.