It is time to get back involved
Acts 20:5 “These men went on ahead and waited for us at Troas.”
It is just one small word in a short verse but it means so much. ‘us’
Paul and Silas had left Luke behind in Philippi at the end of Acts 16, now here we see Luke is very much back in the narrative. This is his account of the work of the Holy Spirit and His mission. This is the Acts of the Apostles, the Acts of the Holy Spirit, Luke’s personal story of being part of what God was doing. Paul had decided to call by Philippi and that’s when Luke re-joined the team. It was an opportunity and Luke took it. After what was probably nearly 7 years, Luke is back.
It is one thing to write an account, it is another thing to write about you in that account.
You can tell people about mission but being on mission is more compelling.
What had Luke been doing for those years? How was he feeling not being part of Paul’s mission? We cannot answer but what we do know is that he was ready and Paul welcomed him.
You may not be where you want to be, but are you ready?
Your circumstances may have needed you to come aside for several years, but have you kept your enthusiasm, are you ready?
Unlike Luke you may even have been abandoned, side-lined, rejected and you may even have done those things to yourself, but are you ready today?
Your leader is in port, He is here and He is still calling you to get involved. He still wants you in mission. He wants you in the thick of the action. There are still more stories to be told in your life. Will you say yes? Are you ready? Will you be able to look back and say ‘I was there’, will you write about ‘them’ or ‘us’?