Saturday, December 5, 2009

From Amazing to Amazed

In Acts just after Stephen was stoned to death, the apostles scattered to preach the gospel. Philip went to Samaria where Simon was a magician among the people. He amazed them with his magic, and Luke says he did so for a long time. If he were alive today, he may pull up in your driveway for your six year old's birthday party. I can picture the side of his van now: Simon The Amazing.

Philip spoke to the same people who'd watched Simon's magic shows day after day. But he spoke to them about Christ. And the miraculous signs he spoke of were no magic show.

Here's my favorite part:
"Even Simon himself believed, and after being baptized he continued with Philip. And seeing signs and great miracles performed, he was amazed." (Acts 8:13 ESV)
He went from being Simon The Amazing to Simon The Amazed.

May we be amazed by His goodness.
May we be amazed by His grace.
May we be amazed by His power.

When I think I've done something great, may I be amazed by Him.

Peace of Christ to you,

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