What I’m Thinking: Signs and Wonders


The apostles, says Luke, performed “signs and wonders” that impressed those who witnessed them. We live in an era of signs and wonders, but rarely do they impress us. That may mean that the simplest things may have the most profound ability to communicate the power and love of God.

Here’s a transcript:

I’m thinking this week about the first days of the early Church as Luke describes them in chapter 2 of the Acts of the Apostles. “Signs and wonders,” he says, were being performed by the apostles.

The people: well, they would worship in the Temple, but they would also gather among the first Christians for their own prayers, and to share a meal. 

“Signs and wonders.”

We live in an age where we have more than enough signs and wonders to go around, ranging from airplanes that carry us through the sky to medical treatments that can save a life that would have been lost just a few years ago. But, you know, when I’m thinking about signs and wonders that indicate the love, the presence, and the power of God, I think some of the simplest things in life are the best signs and the most important wonders.

The look that says, “I care for you.”

The embrace that understands your sorrow.

And the simple nod that says, “You are important to me.”

Signs and wonders that we all can — and probably not as frequently as we should — share.

That’s what I’m thinking. I’d love to hear what you’re thinking. Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

Categories What I'm Thinking | Tags: , | Posted on April 30, 2017

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