Peter and John are witnessing to the Sanhedrin – the chief priests – about who Jesus really was in Acts 4.
And the Sanhedrin were astonished by what Peter and John said to them. Peter and John were just ordinary men but it was obvious to the chief priests that they had ‘been with Jesus.’
There are powerful words! They point directly to the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.
Peter and John had been with Jesus and now they were forever changed because the Holy Spirit was living inside of them.
And the Sanhedrin could tell.
Dear Father, It is our prayer today that people around us can tell by what we say and how we act that we have ‘been with Jesus”.
We want our lives to be an obvious testament of the redeeming power of salvation through Jesus Christ.
Please let the words that come out of our mouth be courageous and pleasing to you, Dear God.
Help us to shine out of this dark world by letting your love flow through us to others. We desire to overcome evil with good and we can only do that with your help.
We have the Holy Spirit living in us so we are no longer ordinary. We are your extraordinary children who are overwhelmed by the blessings you have lavished upon us as we continue on in our journey towards the truth – towards you.
We pray all of this in the awesome name of Jesus who has saved us. Amen. Hallelujah!