Christ is no criminal

RE Verse reading–Acts 1:1-8 (day two)  “Lord, (are you) restoring the kingdom to Israel?. . .You shall be my witnesss both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth”  (vs 8)  The disciples were not thinking what Jesus was thinking.  Often still true.  In vs 6, they ask if the kingdom will be restored to Israel.  They imagined a return of the “good old days”–something familiar and contained.  Jesus saw a different immediate future.  He saw a chapter of Holy Spirit-inspired power and progress that would impact the entire planet!  As the children’s song says, He had the whole world in His hands (heart).   Are we more like the Lord or the disciples at this point?  Looking ahead do we see small or big?  Few or many?  The power of self or the power of Spirit?   James Russell Lowell said, “Not failure, but low aim is crime”.  If so, Christ is no criminal.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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