God is a thinking God, and as such must be coming up with new ideas constantly. Some people think that everything God created and said existed already. I do not think so.
I believe that is why Jesus came – to create new ways of thinking. To give us a New Testament. He was not content to sit around and reminisce about what used to be. In fact, once he started teaching, he did not fail to create a word picture or two or three a day. John, the apostle who wrote about Jesus once said at the end of the Gospel according to him that if someone, anyone wrote down everything Jesus ever did, the world itself could not contain the books that would be written (John 21:25). This was from someone who had known Jesus for only about three years. Even in death, Jesus had his hands stretched out as far as they could go. The enemies literally had to nail him down to keep him from creating – doing more.
Jesus said: “My Father goes on working, and so do I” (read 5:15-17). He asked his disciples to pray for more workers because the fields were already bursting and ripe for harvest. Things needed to be done, and as a leader he wanted them done – even when he knew he would not be physically present to do them.
On the cross he looked down at John the apostle and said, “John, Mary is your mother now. And you must be her son” (paraphrase from John 19:26). By doing so, he was saying to all of us, “My work here is finished, but yours has just begun.” Jesus took action.
How active and creative are you?
Do you think you could be doing more (quantity)? Or/and better (quality)? How?
THINK BIG. START SMALL. GO DEEP.