Re:Verse passage – Acts 2:42-47 (day three)

“Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe.”

“Everything is awesome” can be a pretty irritating statement to hear from others because you experience many, many circumstances that are not awesome in the least. And it’s not just the way you’re looking at those circumstances. Suffering happens, pain exists. Well, it’s a good thing the scriptures don’t actually claim everything is awesome. What the believers in Acts 2 experienced was not the awesomeness of everything, but the reality of the good, the presence of the beautiful, and the nearness of wonder. Those who count on Christ will feel a sense of awe as they find that their deepest longings – to be welcomed and treasured by others, to mend broken friendships, to learn that they matter in this universe, to live again with loved ones they’ve lost – are the very things God desires for them.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

One thought on “Awesome”

  1. Bryan—
    Beautifully-written and so wise…especially the final sentence. What a comfort!

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