I love the picture Acts 2 paints as Peter not only describes the significance of the Gospel, but how the truth he shares is immediately followed by an amazing move of God through the life transformation of thousands. Families upon families forever changed, this Gospel message impacting generations to come.
While revival may seem like a far-reaching endeavor, the reality as we see right here in these passages shows that such a mighty move of God actually starts small. It starts with the posture of our hearts. The posture of humility and confession, crying out to God and acknowledging our need for a Savior. Left on our own, we’re unrighteous, helpless, and incapable of living apart from sin.
Despite having made that declaration years ago when I was little, I pray that I still approach the Gospel with the same awe and child-like dependence I had when I was little. Lord, may You move in our hearts and remind us of Your love and Gospel message. May You do for us now what You did in the hearts of the early church back then. Use us, Lord. We know it starts with You.