Monday, November 10, 2008


Acts 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

Peter and John had gone to the temple. People saw them perform miracles and were astonished but it wasn't the miracles that astonished them most. It was the way they spoke. These ignorant and unlearned men spoke with boldness and authority on Jesus and the resurrection. and the people took notice of that. Wouldn't it be great if people could tell by our speech and our conviction that we had a personal relationship with Jesus.

I read an account once of a small boy in a large city who was selling apples from an old shopping cart. It was on a Sunday and he was passing a large church just as the crowd came out. His basket was overturned and the apples spilled out and the people just walked by and ignored him. Finally a lady came out and helped him pick up the apples and was very kind to him.
He asked her what the big building was and she answered, "That is God's house."
Not knowing anything about religious matters but having heard of the love of God he asked her, "Are you God's wife?"
Wouldn't it be great for all of us if we could express the kind of attitude and behavior that people would at least think that we must be some relation to God?

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