19 Change your hearts and lives! Turn back to God so that your sins may be wiped away. 20 Then the Lord will provide a season of relief from the distress of this age and he will send Jesus, whom he handpicked to be your Christ. 21 Jesus must remain in heaven until the restoration of all things, about which God spoke long ago through his holy prophets. Acts 3:19-21
In today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles, it says to “change you hearts and lives” ( said another way – repent, and accept Jesus as Lord and Savior). In doing so, salvation from sin and total death is ours indeed ! It is then that our God would bring forth His refreshing grace into our daily lives. V. 21 speaks of what must occur before the end time, when Jesus returns in glory to reclaim His Kingdom, as was prophesized in the early days.
Let us pray together : Lord of Heavenly hosts, we thank you for Your act of saving love, of bringing Jesus, Your Son, into the world. It is through His suffering, His death on the cross, and resurrection that final and complete victory over the debt of sin is secured, once and for all !! We thank you for Your refreshing of our minds, and our hearts, with Your abundant and loving grace. May we as the Body of Christ continue to stay strong and united, doing all we can tell this hurting world that there is a better way, a kinder way, and a loving way – it is through faith and belief in You and Your Beloved Son, in whose name we pray. Amen
Yours In Christ , Rollie