His love flowing through us!
The amazing thing about Jesus is that his power, life and ministry did not end with his death and
resurrection. In fact, it did not end with the final pages of the Bible. Jesus' time on planet Earth was
only the beginning of His pouring out of the Father's love. The cross event, where Jesus saved you
and me of our sins, was just the beginning of the manifestation of God's love in the world. The empty
grave of Easter was just the first sign of Jesus' life giving power.
After his resurrection, the risen Christ told his disciples "you will receive power when the Holy Spirit
comes upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to
the ends of the earth" Acts 1:8. Those words came true on the day of Pentecost, as recorded in
Acts 2:1-4, when the Holy Spirit, Christ's Spirit, came upon Jesus' disciples and they were filled with a
fire, passion and boldness that took them out into the streets to share the good news of what the
risen Christ had done in their lives.
This was not just the birth of the Church of Jesus Christ. This was the birth of a revolutionary
movement with the sole intention of bringing God's healing, life transforming love to the whole world.
The Apostle Peter states this mission in 1 Peter 2:9. It is to show the world another path for
life...one that is empowered by the Spirit of the risen Christ giving hope, love and life...
to be continued....