I know I’ve been away awhile, and that I really should explain myself and write a big, wonderful, moving post. But I’m not going to. 🙂
I’m thinking a lot about John 14, which we’ll be looking at next Sunday in worship. Jesus’ words are absolutely shocking: “The truth is, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to the Father.” See the whole passage we’ll be looking at here.
He’s just raised a man from death, he’s just entered the center of Jewish authority to the roaring of the crowds, the whole world has gone over to him…and we’ll do GREATER things? What in the world does that mean?
My brain sort of rebels against that very thought, filled with “buts” and “you don’t really mean…” and caveats and disclaimers that I wish Jesus would have given. But then I think about how Josh and Andy have followed God’s leading to Thailand and back, looking for how God might bring justice to the horror of child trafficking. I think of our friend Sarah and how she and a few friends are raising money to build a midwife center in a part of the world that desperately needs it. And I wonder if I sell short the power of Jesus in my life.
Will you help me? What do you think Jesus meant by “greater things”? What is he doing in you and the people you know? What do you do that helps remove the “buts” and disclaimers and allows the power of God to work in and through you?