AN AMAZING FACT: The human brain is responsible for a number of involuntary actions within our bodies, such as breathing and the blinking of our eyes. According to TSA.gov, some airports are even training security officers to recognize involuntary physical and physiological reactions that people exhibit in response to a fear of being discovered.
Have you ever experienced an exciting event that left you full of the anticipation of sharing it with others? Perhaps you made a breakthrough on a difficult project. Or maybe you watched a new milestone in your child’s development, like his or her first steps. When a young daughter makes her mother laugh by trying a new word or skill, the mom always wants to share that moment with her husband. Our natural response is often a desire to share our news with the world. Instinctively, we want to share the joy! It’s an involuntary reaction.
As the followers of Jesus learned of His resurrection and began to develop a deeper understanding of the gospel, they couldn’t resist sharing it with the world either. When Peter and John were called before the Sanhedrin and were reprimanded for sharing the good news, they responded, “We cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” The knowledge was too great to keep to themselves. It had to be shared!
Today, ponder how the gospel has been meaningful in your life recently. How has God touched your heart? And with whom can you share it?
KEY BIBLE TEXTS
And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. Acts 4:18-20