Have you been with Jesus?

I am reading in Acts in my devotions right now and it’s been really great to read about the first church. A couple of years ago, Pastor Bobby Mitchell (the pastor of MidCoast Baptist Church in Maine) preached through the entire book, taking 2-3 years! (Part of the time was after we moved away) A lot of it is coming back to me as I read Acts now and I am certainly appreciative of the verse-by-verse explanation.

Today in my devotions, one of the verses that stuck out to me was Ch. 4 vs 13. And it reads, “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled: and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.” For a little context, Peter and John had been preaching in the temple, and as a result MANY were saved. Vs 4 says “Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.” That’s pretty amazing to me!

What struck me as interesting was that they realized Peter and John had been with Jesus after they saw their boldness. This verse really spoke to me. Am I being bold enough that people can tell I have been with Jesus? Just something to think about…