Prof. David Wheeler – “Making Sense Out of Mission”
“Behold I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” – Genesis 28:15
Journalists inevitably find themselves in places no other feet will tread. Assignments can be as tame as attending a school board meeting, or as harrowing as dodging enemy fire in the midst of covering international conflict. Editors send their reporters to places other people wouldn’t go. But it’s less about where you are going and more about what you will find there.
The same is true of your faith. God will call you to walk to where you’d rather not go, look upon sights you’d rather not see, and touch things you’d rather not feel. The value of these experiences may not be immediately evident. Much like writing a story, you may not know what the key to an unpleasant season is until after the “trip” is over and you return with all of the information. This is a life of mission — carrying out important “assignments” — even when the purpose has yet to be revealed for the sake of His kingdom.
- Prof. David Wheeler, Assistant Professor of Communication Arts & Journalism