By: Dev Menon
Calling very often ends up being about ‘what job should I have now?’
Ironically it is about what do I think I should be doing, or rather, what does society or my family or my friends think I should be doing.
But by definition, calling means it’s not about you thinking what you should be doing – but rather that someone is ‘calling’ you to do something – that is your vocation (coming from the Latin: vocare, which means ‘to call’ (only later did it become something to do with occupation)).
Therefore the primary reference to your calling must be who is the caller, even before we decide what that caller is calling you to do or to be.
In this case, the caller is God the Father, and He calls all men through God the Son, in the power of God the Spirit.
Jesus came to tell us that our Father is calling us.
And first and foremost… He is calling us back to Himself
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” – Acts 2:38-39
The promise and blessings of the call of God are first concerned that God calls us into fellowship with Himself – this is the gospel of reconciliation. We are called into a blessed communion with Him, the exact same fellowship which the Son and the Father had since eternity.
“That which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing these things so that our/your joy may be complete.” – 1 John 1:3-4
God the Father calls us through God the Son, that we may in real communion with Them, as they have always been with each other, uniting us with Them through the Spirit.
So that our joy… and indeed Their joy… may be complete.