They held no credentials, no official status, but the Spirit's coming had changed these ordinary people [-- the disciples]. From fear and uncertainty, they were freed and empowered to speak and act boldly of Christ's saving grace, and people followed. As we listen, learn, and follow, may others sense the Spirit near and recognize that we, too, have been with Jesus.
Roberta Porter in Alive Now, May/June 2000, published by The Upper Room,
Nashville, TN. Used with permission.