Good Morning, and Happy Wednesday! Sorry I didn’t get a post up yesterday. Unfortunately our Internet was down—AGAIN—and I was working during the day, so I didn’t get a chance to make it to a Wi-Fi area. I’ve never dealt with Internet quite this bad before—I’m not entirely sure what to do about it! Anyways. So, I was reading in Acts again yesterday, and came across this verse…
“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.”
Peter and John had just finished speaking before the Sanhedrin in response to their most recent “crime” of healing a crippled man. The Sanhedrin were looking for a way to get rid of them, but when they heard the two speak, they were astonished, and they weren’t quite sure how to go about punishing them for what they had done. It wasn’t because of Peter and John’s credentials though that they were astonished—it was the fact that the two of them had been with Jesus, and were acting courageously for him. They weren’t familiar with that kind of courage.
Peter and John were ordinary men changed by the extraordinary power of God. They didn’t have master’s degrees or PhD’s. They hadn’t gone to seminary. No. They had been changed by the radical power of Jesus in their lives—and that power was all that was needed to change the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Sometimes we think that were not qualified enough to serve God, or that doing so would be easier if we were smarter, more attractive or more articulate. But our own credentials are not what change hearts and minds towards Christ. Those credentials aren’t what change the ordinary into the extraordinary. No. That can only be done through the power of Jesus working through me—and that; that is enough.
Hope you all are having a great day so far! God Bless:)