rebelling against low expectations

A Call: A Poem on Remembering the Great Commission


A call is heard from far away

From over sea and land

Of lives expiring every day

Like an hourglass of sand.


To the ears of our hearts

They call without words,

From the world’s farthest parts

They’re desperate to be heard.


With broken souls and hungry bones

They cry for what they do not know;

With blind eyes and hearts of stone

Day by day their needs grow.


They don’t just need water,

But they crave the Water of Life

The orphan and slave made son and daughter,

They’re craving peace an end to strife.


You know what they crave

Though they do not;

From heaven to cradle to cross then cave

One man, one God their lives He bought.


Only the Way, the Truth, the Life

Only this God, this sacrificial Man

Can bring relief to their souls and end their strife;

Will you hear their call and be His hand?


How will they learn what they do not know?

How will they hear if we do not go?


Go. Make. Teach

“And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’” – Matthew 28:18-20

Go—it can be a scary word sometimes, but it is what we are called to do.

We are called to go.

Go to people who long for something more, to people who are broken, to people who are lost.

We are called to go to those far away and those nearby because they are all far away from the kingdom and the kingdom is what they need.

We are called to go to those far away and those nearby because they are all far away from the kingdom and the kingdom is what they need. Click To Tweet

We are called to go, and we are called to make.

To make broken hearts whole, empty bellies full, and wounded bodies mended.

We are called to make an orphan beloved, a sinner a saint, and a lost one found. To make disciples of wandering souls.

We are called to go, to make, and to teach.

To teach the blind to see and the deaf to hear and dead to rise.

We are called to teach the beloved to love, the saints to forgive, and the found to find.

Go. Make. Teach—tasks that would be impossible for us to do on our own. But we are never alone. Jesus has filled us with the Holy Spirit and He will be with us, helping us and guiding us, until the end of the age when Christ returns.

So, we never have to be afraid to go.

We never have to be afraid to make.

We never have to be afraid to teach.

Let us therefore go and make and teach in the Name of Christ who commissioned us.

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About the author

Abbi Langille

is a young writer and editor here on the Reb from Nova Scotia, Canada. She enjoys writing both fiction and non-fiction, taking every spare moment to jot down an idea on her laptop or a handy scrap of paper. She has an addiction to story, whether that means getting lost in someone else’s or creating her own. She has a passion for shedding the light of hope in the darkest nights of those struggling with anxiety, depression, and grief. Abbi is currently studying at Kingswood University in order to acquire a Bachelor's degree in Theology, so that she can make theology available to young people through her writing.


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  • I’m no teen but this hits home. I was a South American missionary for some years and the poem is so true. Some could find it presumptuous that we share what some do not know they need. But, that is the nature of sharing really, whether a fav book, restaurant of tech gadget. Thank you, and blessed be your ministry.

  • This is so good and a great reminder not to waste the time I have. Can you please pray I’m confident that the truth of Jesus is what every heart needs whether they know it or not?

  • Oh this is beautiful, Abbi! Thank you for writing it. May God always press our hearts to surrender fully to Him for the sake of His kingdom and name. <3

  • Oh, what a beautiful post, Abbi!! This encouraged my heart, and is, I believe, exactly what people need to hear. Thank you for being willing to deliver this message, and may God bless you! <3

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