Oh to have such confidence! 

They couldn’t take their eyes off them—Peter and John standing there so confident, so sure of themselves! Their fascination deepened when they realized these two were laymen with no training in Scripture or formal education. They recognized them as companions of Jesus, but with the man right before them, seeing him standing there so upright—so healed!—what could they say against that? Acts 4:13-14 (The Message)

Seeing is believing they say, although faith always requires a matter of understanding that there are spiritual matters in the universe that we need to accept without seeing. While the religious rulers did not believe what they saw, or they would have turned to Jesus as Saviour and friend, they could not deny the reality of what had happened. Confident disciples come from believing and seeing. There is always room to grow in confidence for our witness to Christ. Does the evidence in our lives display the glory of God to an doubting and sceptical world? Is the living God tangible in our lives? If so then others may not believe and follow, but they will not be able to deny the reality of our faith.

Living Lord, show yourself in and through the power of your love in our lives. Display your glory today in the presence of all, that our lives may be a witness to your power over sin, death, sickness, fraility, and disease. Amen.