“Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.”
Refreshing in this scripture comes from the greek word ‘anapsyxis’ – meaning to recover breath just like when you are drowning and someone saves you and brings you out of the water, a gasp of fresh oxygen which was so much needed for your survival.
This picture perfectly depicts our situation the minute we accept Jesus in our lives. We were surely heading to a dead-end and by Jesus’s grace and sacrifice, he paid the price for us and made it possible for us to undeservingly gain eternal life.
It is very right to say that we have been saved from a sure drowning and all this because God loves us and wants us to turn to HIM so that he can snatch us away from eternal death and take us to eternal life.