Tuesday 18 April 2023
Acts 4:32-37. The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty – Psalm 91(92):1-2, 5. John 3:7-15.
There is a deeper source to our lives
Nicodemus is invited by Jesus to see that we are not just bodies, mere material. Rather, we are body and soul. Material and spiritual. We cannot be easily pinned down. The Easter season is a celebration of that reality. We dwell very much in our bodies, they are a critical part of who we are, who God becomes in Jesus.
But they are not the whole story, for ‘the wind blows wherever it pleases’. Or, in other words, there is a deeper source to our lives. To be born of the Spirit is surely to be growing in the recognition that God is gently moving in our lives, gently inviting our response. It might be idealistic, but the portrait of the early Christians in Acts suggests a community able to address material need because of their deep spiritual awareness and unity. Those gentle movements have practical, relational consequences.