Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.
These words, spoken by Jesus in John 14:12, having been rolling around in my mind for the past week. Whoever believes in Him will do the same things He did. And even greater things. Think about that for a minute. Hmmm. I’ve had to ask myself a few questions.
Do I believe in Jesus? Yes.
Am I doing the same stuff He did? No – well – maybe sometimes.
Do I believe that the Bible is true? Yes.
All of it? Yes.
Then why am I not doing what Jesus did, and greater? I don’t know.
I recently read an advance copy of a to-be-released-in-November book that posed these very same questions. I was supposed to be reading the book from a reviewer’s viewpoint, but I was quickly caught up in the story and the increasing awareness of what it might mean to take the Bible literally. Not just to say I believe every line of scripture. But to actually believe it. For real.
Because if it’s for real, then it means I’d act on it.
The fact that I don’t reveals a lot. And that fact concerns me.
So . . . I am contemplating a Quest.
To believe. To act on what I believe. To do the things Jesus did.