Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning!
Peter begins to tell those assembled what is happening, and it will be the first testimony of Christ by the disciples to the crowds. Jesus told them when He returned to heaven that they were now His messengers, responsible for sharing His story and His love.
Peter becomes the spokesman for the group, and will teach simply but emphatically about Jesus’ resurrection. He doesn’t have any special training, but the gift of the Holy Spirit enables him to speak to the crowd in a way they can understand. That is Christ’s commandment, that we go to make disciples of all the world, and the best way to do that is by sharing how we know Him personally.
The things Jesus taught and Peter shared will change us and show us all a better way to live in God’s world. Through the coming of the Holy Spirit we are all blessed to be God’s representatives, called to speak the Word to everyone.
Gracious God, we are comforted by the presence of the Holy Spirit, guiding and inspiring us to follow the path You have for us. Let us be enthusiastic workers for Your kingdom, empowered to share Your love with all the world. Amen.