Enthusiasm That Is Not Dampened (Fri. May 7)

Christ is Risen! The word of the day is “leaping.”  The one thing about power that we can count on is that it will fade. The law of inertia says that a body will stay moving in a straight line unless some force acts on it.  But such forces as gravity, friction, and opposing forces will slow an object down. Time Erodes Enthusiasm–Usually So we might expect that the power of the resurrection to move people to faith and hope would eventually weaken.  The wear and tear of time, opposition, competing claims and interests, and the resistance of the devil would dampen the enthusiasm of the new movement of believers. But consider our reading of Acts 3:1-11.  In this passage,…