Thought for the day

Peter was one of Jesus’ disciples.

While sitting around a fire on the shore of the Sea of Galilee with the risen Jesus and the other disciples, Peter was instructed by Jesus to “go feed my sheep”.

Later, shortly before being taken up to heaven, Jesus said to the disciples:

"you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth"

Acts 1:7

The disciples were a mixture of people, some of whom in the culture of the time were doing jobs considered to be of a low status, how are they going to spread the word as told by Jesus in the verse above?

Following the ascension of Jesus into heaven, the disciples were gathered together in one place

Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

Acts 2

Staying in Jerusalem were people from every nation and when they heard the sound they came together in bewilderment as each heard their own language spoken. Peter then addresses the crowd, this is a man who day’s earlier was frightened, afraid for his safety and didn’t want anything to do with Jesus! Yet with faith, belief in Jesus and the Holy Spirit he was turned into a man who had no problems in addressing a large crowd and during that day many became believers and this was Peter starting to “go feed my sheep” with his messages and actions.

I’m amazed by the impact of the Holy Spirit on Peter’s life and this is available to all of us who call on Jesus, in our quiet times we asked to be filled anew with the spirit so we can face the challenges ahead. I would encourage you to take 5 and talk to God and see what impact that conversation has with you.

God Bless

Steve

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