But the word of the Lord continued to grow and to be multiplied. And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem when they had fulfilled their mission, taking along with them John, who was also called Mark. Acts 12:24-25
Remember the little Sunday school saying that involved clasping our hands together… “this is the church, this is the steeple, open the door and see all the people”. The church isn’t a building, but it is supposed to grow with more and more people. The history book of the beginning of the church (Acts) has a recurring phrase or idea: God added to the church those being saved… or in this case, the word of the Lord continued to grow and be multiplied. God does that! He is doing it now… all over the world.
Am I participating in the wonderful saving work of God? Is the church growing around me, because I faithfully share the word of the Lord? Yes, it is happening and I feel like we are living the early days described in the book of Acts.
Lord Jesus, what a joy and privilege to be part of all that You are doing in people’s lives. Oh, I pray for a multiplication of those being added to the church (those coming into a personal relationship with You). Draw many even today.