John 14:12

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15 March, 2024



JOHN 14:12

Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.


This verse really leaves a sour taste in my mouth and I think it raises the same question in me as it does for many Christians today. Why do I not see God doing these things among his people today? Is it because we do not have enough faith? Is it because we simply do not trust or believe in God enough? Is it because there is a flaw in my theological reasoning? The reasons we could come up with would easily fill an entire library. However I suspect the real reason is because we are scared.

Are we scared that Jesus might actually show up and make our comfortable little lives a bit less comfortable? Jesus was also talking here about the Holy Spirit that would be a helper to the apostles and enable them to do even greater works than Jesus did as he himself ascended into heaven. We have seen what the Holy Spirit did at pentecost. We can see all the way through the book of Acts, the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of those that Jesus called to follow him.

He has also called you and me to believe in him and to keep up the works that he was doing. So are you?

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, help me to know when and how you are asking me to do your works so that I might be bold in proclaiming your name to those you place in my life. Amen

Today's devotion written by Mathew von Stanke, LifeWay Newcastle.