Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to the Father. John 14:12
Many times, Christians seem to be unable to believe that we can accomplish great things, and have trouble placing our faith in Jesus to that end. It reminds me of a climber who fell off a cliff, catching a branch on his way down. “Help! Is there anybody up there?” he shouted.
A majestic voice boomed through the gorge:
“I will help you, my son, but first you must have faith in me.”
“Yes, yes, I trust you!” cried the man.
“Let go of the branch,” boomed the voice.
There was a long pause, and the man shouted up again, “Is there anybody else up there?”
Jesus has told us that we can do “greater works” than He, if we will only place our trust in Him and do His works. Just like the man in the story, taking a leap of faith by letting go of the branch can be a scary prospect, but if we put our faith in His words, then we can accomplish great works.
Of course, those “greater works” will come by the power of the Holy Spirit, but we are to be done by us, because Jesus Christ has gone to the Father.


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