Reading: Acts 10: 34-43
This week, as we prepare to commemorate the Baptism of Jesus on Sunday, we have reflected on how God’s voice comes into our lives, calling us to take action. As we do God’s work with our hands, God is with us every step of the way.
Our second reading for Sunday is a snapshot of that happening for the early disciples. Peter speaks to the early Church and reminds us of what happened after Jesus was baptized. He recounts Jesus’ ministry among us and how Jesus overcame death with his own death and resurrection. And, Jesus gave us the great commission that we, too, should go out and make disciples, baptizing them and testifying to what God has done.
It strikes me in this passage that Peter’s account of history is infused with God doing a lot of action. God anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit, God raised Jesus from the dead, God chose witnesses of these things and God ordained all this to be so.
It reminds me that I should spend a little more time looking for God in what I’m doing. God plays a huge role in our lives. But perhaps I don’t always see God’s presence among me as I do what I’ve been called to do here on earth. Take a little time today to reflect on where you see God! --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Re-read this passage. But this time, replace Peter’s name with your name. Does it give you a new mission in the coming days?
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