“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever
believes in me will also do the works
that I do; and greater works than these
will he do, because I am going to the Father.
Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do
that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”
My oldest boy has been working out with me. He’s fourteen and about two inches taller standing at six-one. He went to a Civil Air Patrol Pathfinder school for a week and spent a heap of time running with a rucksack.
When he got back, we went for our jog. I couldn’t keep up with him. Not even close. He kept looking back wanting me to catch up with him and jog along side. Then I remembered the times I would slow down for him and run beside him. With a sweaty glimmer in my eye and heart, I just waved him on to blast way ahead. I don’t think he realized how much joy I felt to see him run farther and faster.
I believe its every good dad’s desire to see their children do exceedingly more than he himself accomplished, and what amazes me is that God is no different. What gets me is the humility and co-labor of Jesus the Son and God the Father to work together to watch us even do greater works than Jesus did on earth. That’s not me saying it, that’s God. Just read the two verses at the beginning of this article.
After Jesus rose from the dead and ascended to heaven, he opened up the way for us sons and daughters to jog further and faster with the good news of the gospel through the Holy Spirit’s power. Jesus says that all we’ve got to do is ask. God doesn’t just want jog alongside of us in life, he wants to run in and through us further and faster.