Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13
What a high honor! At this point, Peter and John were living their lives in such a way that the world was able to see Jesus in them. There was no doubt. There was no dispute. It was obvious. Peter and John had been with Jesus.
Is it so obvious is our lives today? When the world looks at us, do they see Jesus? When they examine our lives, can they tell that we've spent time with the Master? Better yet, are we even spending time with Him?
In my mind, the highest honor is not to be rich or famous. The highest honor to me is for someone to say that they can tell I'm a Christian -- not simply by my words, but also by my actions and attitude. There's an old saying that goes something like this: "If you were charged with the crime of being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?" In other words, are we just saying that we're Christians, or are we living up to the name. It's something worth thinking about today. Can the world see Jesus in you? If not, why not?