Saturday 27 October, 2012

Acts 2: 29-36

29 “Brothers and sisters, we all know that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day. 30 But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne. 31 Seeing what was to come, he spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, that he was not abandoned to the realm of the dead, nor did his body see decay. 32 God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of the fact. 33 Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear. 34 For David did not ascend to heaven, and yet he said, “‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand 35 until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”’ 36 “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.”

Here Peter explains to the crowd how God had been talking about Jesus for a long time.  That the plan for their salvation (and ours) was in place for ages.  That Jesus was spoken about by the prophets including David.  That it all had come true in front of these people that Peter was speaking too.  He was trying to help them see what was plain in front of their eyes – to remind them they were expecting something and here it was.

Sometimes it’s easy for us to miss what is right in front of our eyes too.  We also need other people to remind us of all the answers to prayers, the promises fulfilled.  kamagra soft tab We also need to be the person who does the reminding for others.  Have you reminded yourself and your loved ones lately about what God has done in your world?  To get through the next struggle we need to remember that God was there to help and support in the last one.  Remember – every day.

Written by Therese Manning

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