We were reading in Acts today, and discussing how Christ's disciples were transformed from those who were taught at His feet, sometimes confused, into men of God in their own right who testified boldly and performed miracles of their own:
7 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what apower, or by what bname, have ye done this?
8 Then Peter, filled with the aHoly Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,
10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the aname of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
11 This is the astone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
They spent 40 days being taught by the resurrected, glorified Savior, and then they received the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Marc recalled going to see Leontyne Price in concert when he was just a boy. She ended with an encore of the spiritual Who'll Be a Witness, and when she said "I'll be a witness for my Lord," and struck her chest, he was moved.
He challenged us all to remember that we have that same gift of the Holy Ghost. We can all be a powerful witness for the Lord.
Of all the good things that I heard at church today, this is the one that I most want to keep close to my heart.