We cannot help speaking about
what we have seen and heard
Acts 4 finds Peter and John before the Sanhedrin, being ordered to quit talking about Jesus.
“With all due respect, sirs, that isn’t going to happen. You crucified him, but God raised him from the dead. We must speak about what we have seen and heard.”
Fear had driven Peter to deny Jesus, but the resurrection energized him to defy those he had feared.
All the apostles were terrified by Jesus’ crucifixion, expecting that they would be next in line to be hunted and hanged.
But after his resurrection, those apostles were lionhearted: floggings, imprisonment, threats, and death decrees couldn’t silence them.
We have nothing to fear: Jesus has risen; he is alive. And he has promised that we will be too—forever!
You’re in just the first mile
of your forever journey.