One of my favourite verses in the Bible is John 21v25 which says “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.”
What an awesome scripture! Many miracles are recorded in the gospels, from the blind having their sight restored, to the lame walking, the lepers being cleansed and even the dead being raised! Then there are the accounts of other miracles such as walking on water, the feeding of the 5000 and the calming of the storm. Then what about the times when Jesus ministered to whole crowds of people healing them all? And what about the lives of men like Zaccheus and the woman at the well who were never the same after an encounter with the Master? It would be true to say that Jesus’ whole ministry was a continuous account of miracle after miracle, everything He said and did was miraculous!
But still, what an incredible statement – that if everyone of Jesus’ miracles had been written down, the whole world would not be able to contain the books that would be written! As I was pondering this thought, the Holy Spirit spoke to me and said “you are one of those books!” Suddenly an awesome revelation dropped into my spirit. It says “Jesus DID many other things as well”. I believe we could just as easily say “Jesus is DOING many other things as well”. The book of Acts begins with Luke saying that he wrote about all that “Jesus BEGAN to do and teach”. The miracle ministry of Jesus has not ended but has continued for over 2000 years. Today Christ works through each and every Christian, as they do the works He did and even greater things.
Everyone of our lives is a book. The apostle Paul said “you show that you are a letter from Christ” (2 Corin 3v3). Just as the 10 commandments were written by the finger of God, God wants to write on each page of our lives by His Spirit. “All the days ordained for me were written in your book” (Pslm 139). Each day we have an opportunity to continue the ministry of Jesus by preaching the gospel, healing the sick, setting the captives free and loving the un-loveable. As we minister for Christ each page of our book is filled with the mighty expolits we have done for Christ! As each member of the body of Christ becomes a history maker, then truely the whole world will be filled with the books of what Christ has done through His body.
There are history books yet to be written, miracles still to be performed, revivals still to take place. On our own, the book of our life may seem small and insignifacant, but we are part of God’s library, a library that the whole world can’t contain. From Wigglesworth, to Finney, to some un-known prayer warrior somewhere, we are part of the ministry of Jesus that is continuing to be written.
The Bible says that one day we will stand before Christ and the books will be opened. I wonder when our book is opened how many pages will be blank as we wasted days and opportunities to serve Jesus? I don’t know about you but I want my book to be filled! I want every page to tell of souls saved, bodies healed, prayers prayed and battles won! I don’t want one page to be empty!
The book of Acts has not ended. Neither has the ministry of Jesus. Each one of us is a book and God wants to write on each page of our lives and tell of the history we have made. As the church continues to make history, the whole world will be filled with the books written about what Christ did: for three and half years in the flesh, and for 2000 plus years through His Spirit, working in men and women like me and you!