13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. 14 But since they could see the man who had been healed standing there with them, there was nothing they could say. 15 So they ordered them to withdraw from the Sanhedrin and then conferred together. 16 “What are we going to do with these men?” they asked. “Everyone living in Jerusalem knows they have performed a notable sign, and we cannot deny it. 17 But to stop this thing from spreading any further among the people, we must warn them to speak no longer to anyone in this name.”
Unschooled, ordinary people – that’s who Peter and John were. The only thing that marked them out as different was that they’d spent time with Jesus, and this is all that it took for them to be used by God. Could it be that for us as ordinary people, spending time with Jesus is also the first step to doing special things for God?
Father, in your mercy, use us too.