Indeed, it is pure joy to serve the Lord. When the seventy-two returned after they were sent ahead by our Lord, they had joy in their hearts. The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name (Luke 10:17 NIV). Let’s take a look at what happened why they were filled with so much joy when they returned. Let us see how Jesus modeled for them what we must do when we are told to go ahead of Him. Jesus described the large number of people that are ready to receive the kingdom message but relatively few people are available to share His message of love, grace, mercy and salvation. We must continue the mission of Christ. God’s authority is released through partnership. He said, Go! I am sending you like lambs among the wolves. Believers are sent our by the Lord. They were authorized by Jesus and empowered by the Holy Spirit.