In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty).
God Is On Your Side
On the day of his ascension into heaven, Jesus told the disciples that they would be witnesses concerning him and that they were to do so in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
We learn from today’s Bible verse that right after Jesus’ ascension, the number of believers was 120. It sounds like an impossible task for the good news about Jesus to go so far with such a small group.
But the Bible assures us that God is the almighty One, the Maker of heaven and earth. God is the One who rules the winds and waves. God is the God who parted the Red Sea, who turned water into wine, who fed thousands with just a few loaves and fish. That is who God is!
How often we forget, doubt, or fail to appreciate this. We find ourselves fretting and worrying, getting stressed and anxious. Why? Have we forgotten that God is all-powerful? And even more importantly, have we forgotten that God loves us?
Remember that the same powerful God who could do all those amazing things loved us enough to go to the cross for us, to win forgiveness for us. Jesus, the true God, died for you. You are forgiven and loved—loved and forgiven by the all-powerful Ruler of all things.
And now it is that all-powerful God, the God who can accomplish the impossible, who is on your side!
O Almighty God, remind me that you are the all-powerful One. Use your power in the way that’s best for me and for all of your people. In Jesus’ saving name I pray. Amen.