But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.
Last week we concluded by hearing that we can trust God’s promises. We are never alone; as children of God we belong to him, and the Spirit still leads us into truth if we listen carefully and discern how the Spirit is moving in new ways in our lives and in the life of the church.
I am hopeful for the movement of the Spirit in your lives and in the congregational life of Living Water. New things are happening by the power of the Holy Spirit.
This verse today reminds us that the Holy Spirit is also empowering – it gives us power as well as comfort and counsel. The Spirit of God gives us an extraordinary view on the world and on our life experiences. We need to ensure we have ears to listen and eyes to see where and how God is moving. This is so that we can tell the story of God to others. We can talk of God’s goodness, God’s faithfulness, and God’s interesting and mysterious ways; so that we can be witnesses where we are – as well as to the ends of the earth.
Let us be ordinary people living extraordinary lives of faith.
My blessings be upon you.