Ongoing Acts

In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach (Acts 1:1)

Luke's former book, was of course his gospel account that concluded with Jesus' ascension into heaven. Jesus' earthly ministry, even his death and resurrection was, says Luke, just the beginning of his work on the earth! The book of Acts continues the story of what Jesus continued to do through his chosen Apostles after the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

The book of Acts itself is deliberately open ended. This is because in a sense (hear me right!) it is still being written. The Acts of Jesus through his chosen servants continues to this day (I do believe the canon of scripture is closed!).

Sometimes it can seem like there is a wide chasm between what we read in the pages of Acts and what we see manifest in our own Christian experience. Not so in India! If you haven't discovered Chandrakant's blog, go over and read it now. Just today he has posted on two outstanding miracles that could have come straight from the book of Acts.

Chhagan receives eyesight
God heals people

I have had the privilege to meet this quiet, humble, yet powerfully anointed man of God. There is no exaggeration in what he writes, and I know he considers these things to be just the small beginnings of what God wants to do in his great nation. He is an apostle chosen by God, used by God, with a passion to see no less than one million lives in India impacted with the radical life changing good news of Jesus Christ. I am totally humbled that this man, for some reason, also thinks highly of me!!

It's an inspiration. God has no favourites. He can do the same thing here. The Acts go on...

1 comment:

Anna Sacha said...

oh yeah! that is so right. He is such a great man of God, such an inspiration to me! What he is accomplishing in India is just evidence of what GOd can do if we humble ourselves enough and thats what i am determined to do.