Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13
I read the above Scripture and a silent WOW slips through my lips. I think of the times when I have un-WOWed people with examples of commonness, of lameness and a multitude of “less-thans” What my heart yearns for is this…
…And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.
How did others know? People recognized the words, the passion, the manner in the way the disciples spoke. When they saw Peter and John, they were seeing Jesus living loud through them.
Talk about WOW!
So in that way, I want to stand out, stick out, be noticed, and astonish people. I want to WOW them with the fact that I have been (am) with Jesus. Not with my gifts or abilities…just the wonder of being with the Master. The WOW factor is what Jesus offers…the WOWness of salvation, freedom, love…all wrapped in abundant life.
All I can say is WOW!