As our group left Buenos Aires – on a ten-hour flight to Atlanta and then another hour and forty-five minute flight to Raleigh – we flew over a glorious sight: the lights of the city.
City lights have always fascinated me. While I am not a fan of flying, I do enjoy seeing the views from an airplane and the aerial perspective of a city is one of my favorites.
When our plane hovered over the city before beginning the long trek over the continent of South America to take us to our earthly home, I couldn’t help but think of how big the task is in Buenos Aires. There are almost 14 million people in that one city alone, and as already noted, the majority of the population (approximately 13.5 million) are lost.
However, I was reminded from Scripture that God “does not [wish] for any to perish but for all to come to repentance” (II Peter 3:9b). The thirst for the things of God is evident in the city of Buenos Aires. While we spent time in the language schools, continually talking about how the Lord has worked in our lives and giving testimony to His faithfulness, students of all ages would ask us questions. We were able to unashamedly give answers about the hope that we have that does not disappoint (Romans 5:5).
We are all called to be missionaries. Whether it is in Buenos Aires or Mount Airy, North Carolina, we are to be about the task of sharing the hope that we have in Jesus Christ with those who do not know Him.
With whom do you need to share the hope that you have?