Christ’s earliest followers sensed a fresh wind blowing. They sensed that, as the resurrection-story poured forth, they were experiencing and living in the new-kind-of-Kingdom vision that Jesus often proclaimed.
No, they didn’t fully realize what was going on at the moment.
But that didn’t matter.
The earliest followers of Christ stumbled, bumbled, and tumbled their way into this new-kind-of-Kingdom promise of the Gospel. As they did, they experienced power, proclaimed hope, and dispensed love – gratuitously, I might add.
They began, in short, a journey as a new-kind-of-people within a new-kind-of-community.
It must have been exhilarating.
Can you imagine walking into one of the earliest temples, synagogues, or homes where this new message was the new way?