Listen to the Book of Acts - July 14, 2016

You want your life to matter. You want to live in such a way that the world will be glad you did. But how can you? How can I? I have one hundred and twenty answers to that question. One hundred and twenty residents of ancient Israel. They were the charter members of the Jerusalem church. Fishermen, some; revenue reps, others. A former streetwalker and a converted revolutionary or two.

Thanks to Luke we know how they fared. Listen to the book of Acts, a great book to listen to. Listen to the doors opening, walls collapsing. Doors into palaces, prisons, and Roman courts. The thick and spiked division between Jew and gentile—crash! Petitions that quarantined male and female, master from slave—crash! Acts announces, “God is afoot!” Would God do with us today what he did with his first followers then? You bet your sweet July he will! We just need to ask him.

From God is With You Every Day