Aam Aadmi


A Hindi movie that my wife and I enjoyed watching is ‘A Wednesday’. The main character (played by Nasseruddin Shah) is a common man i.e. “aam aadmi” who remains anonymous as he plays the role of a vigilante restoring justice. While the movie covers the plight of a common man, it is really about the power of the common man.

The disciples and apostles of Jesus were common, ordinary poeple, just like you and me, yet because of the power of the Holy Spirit, in them, they could perform uncommon, extraordinary miracles and feats. As followers of Christ, we may all be “aam aadmi” as well, but because of an extra-ordinary God in us, we can also perform extra-ordinary and uncommon feats. Instead of focusing on our plight as a common man, we must be keenly focussed on the power that has been granted unto us through Christ. We can do all things through Christ, who gives us strength (Philippians 4:13).

Acts 1:8 (KJV)
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you:

Acts 19:6, 11 (KJV)
6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them;
11 And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:

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2 Responses

  1. When you mentioned we can also perform extra-ordinary and uncommon feats, I remembered a similar quote from John 14:12 which says:
    “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.”

    Also we as believers are called as part of The Great Commission in Mark 16:17-18 to perform extraordinary miracles in the name of Jesus with faith.

    Mark 16:17-18- ” And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

  2. Absolutely, the power of the ordinary common man (aam aadmi) because of the EXTRAordinary God in us. :-)

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