Probably ought to do something on procrastination -- although it really wasn't procrastination that has made me so late with this blog. We've had friends visiting all week, from Australia. Alan and Kerian left our conference in Brazil and decided to 'do' the United States while they were up this end of the world. We've had a wonderful time but blogging has not been #1 on my list of things to do. So here's my words, finally.
"... all that Jesus began both to do and teach..." ACTS1:1
My new summer Bible Study begins next week and we will be studying the book of the Acts of the Apostles. This short phrase from verse one is quite significant because of the word 'began'. When Jesus left this earth and rose up into heaven, His work wasn't over. He began to 'do and teach' up until that point in time but that was only the beginning. It was the disciples or apostles who were to continue His work and this is what the Book of Acts is all about -- what Jesus continued to do through the lives of His apostles. Even after the Acts of the Apostles was written that wasn't the end of Jesus' acts. He continued, and continues today, to 'teach' and 'do' through the Holy Spirit controlling Christians' lives and actions. God is expecting us as Christians to take up the reins of His work here on earth and do good in His Name. Jesus "went about doing good". If we call ourselves Christians, isn't that the least we can do in His Name?