"...we are His witnesses." Acts 2:32
Peter, the weak-kneed man who denied Jesus three times, was now proclaiming before the crowd of Jews without fear. "God raised this man Jesus to life, and all of us are witnesses to that!" What gave him that hutzpah, that supreme self-confidence? Only that now he knew the truth and he was willing to die for it. Only that he was so filled with the Holy Spirit that people thought he was drunk with new wine. On the contrary, Peter could see clearly now, his eyes unclouded by doubt and uncertainty. His thoughts focused and unerring. So should we desire to be!
Fredrick Nietzsche, the influential German philosopher, declared "I might believe in the Redeemer if his followers looked more redeemed." It is also said that a Christian's life is the world's Bible. How many times have I heard Christianity derided because of our actions? Too many times!
Lord, yes we are your witnesses and we have failed You many times. Enkindle in us the fire of Your Spirit that we may be more like Peter! Brave and sure, loyal to Your teaching! Unwavering in our mission for You!