[Luke 10:1] After this the Lord appointed 72 others and sent them two by two ahead of Him to every town and place where He was about to go.
The literal meaning of the term “apostle” is “one sent forth.” Think of it: Jesus’ strategy was to send out 72 forerunners into the towns He was planning to visit to let the folks know He was coming so they would be prepared for His arrival and ready to hear what He had to say. Those “sent forth ones” were His witnesses to stir up excitement and anticipation. Then, when Jesus came into town, people would gather around to listen. Today we are carriers of the life of God within us; and the Holy Spirit fills us with Christ’s words and enables us to point people to Jesus as their Savior and Lord. We get to share our testimonies of God’s life-transforming power and invite people to join us in this journey of faith. What a remarkable calling. Who have you shared your story with today?