The Spark

“When they observed the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed and recognized that they had been with Jesus.” Acts 4:13

Sometimes surprise is the spark that opens our eyes to recognition.

And, it’s at that pivotal moment in time when we must make a choice.  What is our response when Truth sweeps into our circumstances, cups our face, and locks eyes with us?

Do we run? Do we reject? Do we deny? Do we make excuses and justifications? Do we go about our days unchanged… hell bent on keeping our feet planted on the path that we already had planned out in our minds?


Do we look into the eyes of Truth, “give glory to God over what has been done”, (Acts 4:21) and allow our lives to be swept up into an adventure that takes us down a path we could never have planned out for ourselves?

Light upon light.

Wind upon wind.

Surprise upon surprise.

“All humanity finds shelter
    in the shadow of your wings.
 You feed them from the abundance of your own house,
    letting them drink from your river of delights.
 For you are the fountain of life,
    the light by which we see. “Psalm 36:7-9

“Suddenly a sound like that of a violent rushing wind came from heaven, and it filled the whole house where they were staying.”  Act 2:2

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