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“Make disciples!” That is Jesus’ primary imperative at the apex of Matthew (28:19). The same verb is translated as “trained” in Matthew 13:52. The noun form, mathetes, frequently refers to Jesus’ followers who stay close to learn from Him and imitate Him (Matthew 10:25 cf. 1 Corinthians 11:1).
There is much we cannot fathom about God’s work in devastating crises. Our God chooses to keep some things secret (Deuteronomy 29:29; Matthew 6:6). But He provides sufficient evidence for trust and He reveals our mission: “Make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19).