Greater works. He promised. But I have to admit, I have yet to see the greater works. I have heard of them, but I personally have not witnessed them.
Today, we encountered a woman worried about her child who was sick – throwing up. We prayed for healing for the child. But there was more. Not only was her child sick, but she had a heavy heart. She was lonely. I held her in my arms as she wept uncontrollably. I spoke life into her. I reminded her of who she was in Christ. I declared over her as God healed her heart. We left. Prayed for more people. Then we returned and asked how was her daughter. Her daughter was no longer throwing up and sleeping peaceably. God healed her daughter.
I want to see the greater works. I want to see the girl we met today with the deformed hand, hand restored, the guy in the wheelchair walk, and the intoxicated guy we encountered instantly sober. I want to see the promised greater works.
But the greater works can’t be my pursuit. My pursuit is Jesus. My pursuit is loving people. My pursuit is bringing comfort to the weary. My pursuit is bringing Jesus into every situation I encounter today. My pursuit is to hold a weary, lonely woman in my arms and assure her she is loved by God.
I believe I will see the lame walk, the deaf hear, the blind see. But perhaps the greater works encompasses the miracle of a woman from North Carolina, America traveling hundreds of miles to Tizimin, Mexico just to remind a lonely, tired, worried woman she is loved. Perhaps I have seen the greater works and didn’t even know it.
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to my Father.” (John 14:12 NKJV)