From the center of the surrendered heart of Joel, there wells up a prophet’s voice, which would resound hundreds of years later in Peter on Pentecost. The tension in Joel between judgment and salvation makes a trampoline-like energy that releases God’s Word from the prophet.
For those whose spirits are deaf, blunt and opaque to the presence of the Spirit, the outcome is one of harsh judgment. For those with Jesus in their hearts, there is the joy of salvation.
Take time to let the bottom of your soul spring upward with an energy that comes from knowing that you are a prophet in Jesus. Joel will loosen your heart from sluggishness and self-consciousness into a new freedom and spontaneity in the Lord.
Praying for fidelity
Lord Jesus, mercy on me
I am Yours and You are mine.
“Children of the living God” v. 10
This is the first of thirteen weeks in Pentecost, Year C.
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