Scripture for Today: Acts 4:13 “When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.”
We live quite close to an airport serving France, Switzerland and Germany. Being that there are many flights overhead, the sky often looks like this photo, crisscrossed with contrails. I really do not mind them. And I am not one of those believing in a “chemtrail” conspiracy. This is the unscientific suspicion that believes contrails are proof of some kind of secret spraying program!
The word “contrail” is an abbreviation for “condensation trail.” It is simply a long thin vapor trail sometimes forming behind a plane, usually above 26,000 feet. All kinds of variables are at play including temperature, humidity, altitude, and air pressure over the wing. The point is even when the airplane is out of sight, one knows an airplane has been there by the contrail.
Our verse for today is a glowing testimony regarding the lives of Peter and John. They lived their lives in such a way as to leave a definite trace. They had spent much time with Jesus and it showed in their lives. Long after they were gone, there was evidence that these two men had walked this earth. There was not much to recommend them in the eyes of the world. They were just ordinary men without even a higher education. Yet, they made an impact on those around them and through the Scriptures, their lives still speak today.
Life can be short. My life is like a plane briefly passing by. But, spending time with Jesus leaves a “contrail” of testimony to His love and grace.
Lord, give me courage to live a life totally committed to You.