Post by: Damie Omole
Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations. I remember reading that scripture and being taught about the significance of the great commission. Through the years, I told myself the only way I can actively fulfill the great commission was to be a missionary going around the world sharing the gospel. However, I decided that it would be best for me to support the great commission through prayers and donations.
My time as a legal intern at Cru has shown me that I can actively be engaged in the great commission as a lawyer without traveling. Cru is a community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ. Cru connects people to Jesus Christ in various creative ways through the media (The Jesus Film Project), sports (Athletes in Action), and humanitarian aid (Unto). I was privileged this summer to work as a legal intern for the general counsel and work on various projects. At the center of Cru’s work is the goal to share God’s love and the gospel.
I was very fortunate to see how the great commission interacted with the jobs of the attorneys. I worked on a project that focused on getting funds for individuals who were affected by
COVID-19. The most fulfilling part of the project was seeing one of the faces of the people who will benefit from the project. I was encouraged to see that a project like this not only used my legal skills but also helped people by providing relief and was used as a medium to share God’s love and the gospel of salvation.
I came to law school with the desire to advocate for human rights, fight against human trafficking, gender-based violence, and racial injustice. While I was focused on attending specific classes and volunteering at particular organizations, I overlooked the part of the assignment that focused on sharing God’s love and the message of salvation.
I fully understand now that I can be a lawyer and proponent of the great commission. I have truly enjoyed learning about contracts, human rights, employment law, and international law. However, I am most grateful for realizing that my legal career can be used as a tool to promote justice and promote the message of God’s love.
So while I continue to work on my legal skills and knowledge, I will remember to go therefore and make disciples of all nations.
This post was written by a Center for Global Justice Intern. The views expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect those of Regent University, Regent Law School, or the Center for Global Justice.