Acts 4:1-4

Throughout the Easter Season, the daily devotions have been written by members of Faith Lutheran Church. Today’s writer is Courtney Fast.

“While Peter and John were speaking to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees came to them, much annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming that in Jesus there is the resurrection of the dead. So they arrested them and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening. But many of those who heard the word believed; and they numbered about five thousand.” Acts 4:1-4

Art museums all over the world are filled with centuries old paintings showing scenes from the Bible and countless images of Christ.  Old churches are covered in frescos, stained glass, tile mosaics, and statues of the life and death of Jesus.

People are visual – “A picture is worth a thousand words” and  “Seeing is believing” are common expressions.  But when we hear about something making the news, we immediately pull out our smart phones.  We need to see the words and look at the pictures to fully assimilate what we’re being told.

Now imagine hearing about the resurrection of the dead and believing it sight unseen!  What a miracle of the Holy Spirit!  What could happen in our faith lives if we allowed ourselves to be open to the unseen?

Let us pray: Dear Lord, let me hear you in my heart and encourage those who struggle to believe. Amen.

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One Response to “Acts 4:1-4”

  1. garlee931 Says:

    Thank you for these wise words.

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