Reading through the Bible in a year led me to the prophet Joel. He’s one of the 12 minor prophets. His short 3 chapter book packs a powerful punch. He even gets quoted in Acts 2 as the Christian church begins.
It’s also one of my favorite Joel verses from Joel 2:28-29, 28“After this, I will pour my Spirit on everyone. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams. Your young men will see visions. 29In those days I will pour my Spirit on servants, on both men and women.
If you are in God’s family, God’s Spirit is at work in your life. Doesn’t matter your age. Doesn’t matter your gender. Does matter who your Savior is. God is at work in you and through you. Joel’s Old Testament vision of life with God finds its fulfillment not only in Acts 2 but in the hearts and lives of believers today.
Joel then says in Joel 2:32, “Then whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” You too can be part of God’s “whoever” plan. Because whoever means you, means me, means every one you come across this Christmas season.
Peace on earth comes as the world discovers the Prince of Peace for all people. Doesn’t matter what you have done, who you are, as well as that age/gender stuff he just dealt with. Does matter that God calls, and the Good News is God is calling you. Ready to tap into that Spirit power today?