Greater things…

by DanWolgemuth on January 21, 2011

“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.” ~ John 14:12 (ESV)

Steve Jobs is an innovator, a visionary, and an inventor. The co-founder and CEO of Apple Computer has led a corporate launch and resurgence of nearly unparalleled significance. The thirty-five-year-old company has a market value of $306 billion, which positions it as one of the most valuable companies in the world. What started as a two-man show now employs over 10,000 and engages millions of investors.

In 2004 Steve Jobs announced to the employees, and consequently to the world, that he was battling cancer. In the subsequent years the status of his health has been a source of speculation and rumor; it has also had an undeniable correlation to the market value of the Apple Computer stock. The health status of Steve Jobs swings the pendulum of Apple stock by billions of dollars.

Analysts ponder and project; “what if?” Who will carry the vision if Steve Jobs isn’t at the helm? Perhaps that’s why when Jobs announced another medical leave on January 17 the company also quickly underscored the fact that Steve would remain involved in strategic decisions.

Wall Street expert, Bob Doll, stated what most investors and customers suspect on CNBC, “The company will do well without Steve Jobs, but it does better with him because of the vision, the creativity and the unity that he brings.”

Bold, inspired, and courageous leadership is a propelling force. Irreplaceable.

Against this backdrop the statement of Jesus is stunning. “Greater works…” In essence He is saying that when He leaves the scene, greater signs and wonders are possible. How?

“Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.” ~ John 16:7 (ESV)

“Just wait.”
“You think you’ve seen something.”
“Watch what happens when the Holy Spirit comes.”

Jesus treads where no Wall Street analyst would ever venture.

“… you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” ~ Acts 1:8 (ESV)

Jesus left: His mission accomplished; His redemption complete; the ransom paid.

Now what?

Greater things…

No market downturn. No power dip. No devaluation.

Just the opposite. Because He left. When He left.

We are stronger…

“But if I go, I will send him to you.”

What a promise.

Are we living in this reality?

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