Monday August 8, 2011
Two men stood before a hostile crowd. The day before, they had been teaching and many believed. But they’d been hauled off to jail, and this morning, they found themselves challenged by a hostile, unbelieving crowd of authorities.
What did Peter and John do? Filled with the Holy Spirit, they spoke the truth.
My favorite part of this story lies in the crowd’s reaction:
“When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.” (Acts 4:11)
They saw their courage, realized they were unschooled and ordinary, were astonished, and took note that these men had been with Jesus.
It was clear even to unbelieving eyes.
What do I long to hear?
“She’s different; she’s one of His.”
“That one has been with Jesus.”
Linking up today with Michelle at Graceful for Hear it on Sunday, Use it on Monday.