Acts 2:46-47: “So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.’
Chipper Jones set the woods on fire.
“Boy, he sure did!” you say. “He was a great player for the Atlanta Braves. All of those home runs and great plays at third base! He should be in the Hall of Fame!” No, no, you do not understand. I mean he set the woods on fire…literally.
Chipper was cleaning out his fireplace and dumps the ashes behind his house, the smoldering ashes caught the woods on fire. Neighbors alerted the fire department and trucks were dispatched to put the fire out. Ooooops! Nice job Chipper.
The early Christians “set the woods on fire.” They were in love with Jesus. Their love for Jesus caused them to affect everybody around them and their church grew faster than the fire in the woods behind Chipper’s house. People were being saved and lives were being remarkably changed by the power of God.
Are you “setting the woods on fire” for Jesus? Are you telling people about the love of God and testifying to the great things that He is doing in your life? Like the old saying goes: “If you start a fire, people will come and watch it burn.”
Lord Jesus, may the fire of your Holy Spirit burn brightly in me. May other people see that fire and come to you because of me. In your name I pray, Amen.