24 “Indeed, beginning with Samuel, all the prophets who have spoken have foretold these days. 25 And you are heirs of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham, ‘Through your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed.’ 26 When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways.” Acts 3:24-26
Peter continued to show his listeners the history of the man they crucified. Even though they didn’t realize it at the time of Christ’s arrival, but they were a blessed people. If people were paying attention, they were probably experiencing conflicts within their thinking. On the one hand, they were a blessed people, but this man Peter was accusing them of killing the Messiah. How was this possible? Something had to change. Either they would have to believe this man, think about what he had to say, or they would have to reject him.
We actually do not know the outcome of Peter’s preaching because they were abruptly interrupted, but seeds were planted. If they were interested, they would return the next day and the next.
When we’re planting seeds into people’s lives, we really have no idea what happens after we leave. We can pray for the seeds to fall on good ground and that the Lord would water what was planted, but we have to have faith that God will honor the seeds we planted.
Many reading this have planting seeds for a long time into the lives of friends and loved ones. Your labor is not in vain. Don’t stop. Keep pressing on and pressing in. No one else may be having a positive input into this person’s life.
Keep doing what you’re doing.