Always Spring and always Easter

and with great power they were filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God with freedom…and with great power the apostles gave the testimony of the rising again of Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. Acts 4:31, 33

If we are “crucified with Christ,” are we not also resurrected with Him? Peter’s audience was used to hearing “repent and turn from your evil ways” and “offer a sacrifice to atone.” They were used to a religious cycle of feeling guilty and temporarily relieved of guilt. Renewal was a season to them. But God’s Spirit inspired a radical message about resurrection and a radical experience of grace that is the beginning of a season that never ends.

Help us experience Christ’s resurrection and our resulting rebirth as our permanent reality rather than simply a season.