What Jesus brings – Acts 3:19-20 | 2-minute meditation


In Acts 3:19-20, Luke speaks of the great gifts we receive when we repent.

Acts 3:19-20
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Let’s meditate on Acts chapter 3 verses 19 to 20. It says: Repent, therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus.

And yes, we love that our sins are blotted out and we don’t always believe that they are. Am I right? Sometimes we think, no, I’ve done it again, and I need to make good on this. But Jesus says, no, I’ve already made good on it for you. Y’don’t have to.

So there’s the amazing gift of salvation, but then the promise of times of refreshing that follow the repentance. Have you ever been in an incredibly precious time of worship and come out feeling refreshed, having felt the presence of the Lord? If not, I pray that you experience that because God can be truly refreshing.

And that’s a promise. We repent. Our sins are blotted out and we are refreshed. We are re-energised in our spirits so that we can continue with the work that God has given you or me to do.

And then the remainder of the promise here in these couple of verses, that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus. That we get the Saviour himself. We don’t just get salvation. We don’t just get refreshing. We get Jesus and Jesus is utterly remarkable.

So hold on to this because this is glorious: Our sins are blotted out. We get refreshing from the presence of the Lord, and we get Jesus.

Thank you, God, for all of that. "Thank you" seems inadequate, but we do thank you. We worship you. We honour you. Thank you for taking our sin. Thank you for refreshing us. And thank you for giving us Jesus. Amen.

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