Mark Twain shortly before his death wrote, “A myriad of men are born; they labor and sweat and struggle;…they squabble and scold and fight; they scramble for little mean advantages over each other; age creeps upon them; infirmities follow; …those they love are taken from them, and the joy of life is turned to aching grief. It (the release) comes at last–the only unpoisoned gift earth ever had for them–and they vanish from a world where they were of no consequence,…a world which will lament them a day and forget them forever.”
From Twain’s comments one would surmise that people are “dying” to die; they just can’t wait. But that’s not true. We are made for life, and therefore, we are “dying” to live. But life, good and abundant enough to long for, can only be found in the resurrected life of Jesus Christ. That’s the theme of Peter’s second great sermon we will hear in our text today.
May God Bless our study in Acts today,