Sometimes our circumstances can seem so daunting that we can miss God at work in the midst of them! When you look at the backdrop of the beginnings of the New Testament church it would be easy for the untrained eye to miss the fact that God was at work at all! Jesus, the leader of the new Christian church had been executed, the authorities continued to persecute the remnant of the Jesus movement causing them to be scattered and the Roman occupation continued unabated! And yet in the midst of these difficult circumstances, God was at work, planting the seeds that would ultimately establish a worldwide movement of Christians, followers of Christ, represented in virtually every nation of the world!
In the midst of this worldwide pandemic, do we see God at work? After all, churches in many nations are still closed, there appears to be little corporate witness, prayer and worship and the gospel that the Lord instructed us to “take to the whole world” seems at best to be “on the back burner!” Is God at work today? Well taking the early church as our inspiration, let’s look at three ways in which God continues to be at work, regardless of our circumstances.
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