arrested and taken in for questioning. “Is it true that you’ve been teaching
crazy things about a man who rose from the dead?” They could not deny it; they
had been telling all who would listen about their risen Savior. What they
couldn’t understand is why the rulers got mad over a crippled man. The day
before they met a homeless man who was crippled. He had asked them for money,
but overcome with compassion, they gave him a much better gift. They healed his
body so that he could walk. With boldness, Peter told the rulers that it was
because of the risen Jesus that the crippled man had been healed.
the rulers continued to interrogate them. What they realized astounded them!
These were just ordinary, unschooled men and yet the people listened to them.
Acts 4:13 tells us that “they took note that these men had been with Jesus.”
Wow! Let that sink in. The more pressure they put on Peter and John, the more
Jesus they saw in them.
squeeze a tube of toothpaste, what’s on the inside comes out. When we are under
pressure, what is in our hearts comes out as well. Peter and John “oozed” with Jesus.
When others spend time with you, do they know that you have been with Jesus?
Are you spending time with Jesus, asking him to daily fill you with himself?
when I am squeezed, yuck falls out. I pray that we will be more like Peter and
John, and that we will die to ourselves daily so that Christ might live in us.