So the preaching about God flourished, the number of the disciples in Jerusalem multiplied greatly, and a large group of priests became obedient to the faith. Acts 6:7 HCSB
I stood on the shore of the lake. The waters were perfectly still and reflected the varied colors of red, orange, and yellow fall leaves on the trees on the opposite shore. It was such a beautiful sight and a vivid reminder of the greatness and creativity of God. As I picked up a stone and tossed it into the lake, the ripples began in the center where the stone hit the water and spread out in all directions. It reminded me of the way in which the Good News of Jesus Christ spread throughout the world.
This Scripture records that the preaching of God flourished and that the number of disciples multiplied greatly. Even priests began to believe that Jesus was the promised Messiah. The Good News of Jesus Christ started in Jerusalem and just like the ripples on the lake, it spread outward and eventually went around the world. It is amazing to me that after 2000 years there are still people groups who have not heard the Gospel Message and do not know anything about Jesus.
Challenge: It is our job to continue to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with those we encounter each day. What can you do this week to share the Gospel with your family, friends, and work associates? Pray that preaching about God will flourish and that we will see people accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.