Day 161, Evening
Today’s evening meditation is available below in audio and script formats. The audio version is also available for free download on the player.
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to forming relationships, to communion and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple. They shared meals and ate together in their homes with glad and sincere hearts, loving God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their numbers daily.
—Acts 2:42-47 (NT)
As your day draws to a close, read the passage again. Focus on a word or phrase that stands out to you, and spend a few moments pondering it.
God of wind and fire, whoever would have guessed that such a random group of people could be bound together in a movement that would turn the world upside down? Do that work again in our day; take wildly diverse people who don’t naturally fit together, and make a peculiar and compelling community, beautiful because of you. Amen.
BC The Belgic Confession
CAC The Center For Action & Contemplation
CD The Canons of Dort
CIB Church In Bethesda Prayers
HC The Heidelberg Catechism
NT The New Testament
OT The Old Testament
WC The Westminster Confession
WLB Eknath Easwaran’s, “Words To Live By”
WLC The Westminster Larger Catechism
WSC The Westminster Shorter Catechism