Thursday, September 22, 2022
The Source of Their Greatness
“God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important.” (1 Corinthians 1:28 NLT)
When we think of the apostles, we tend to put them on pedestals. They seemed like superhuman individuals, but they were actually ordinary people like you and me. They made mistakes, and the Bible is honest about the mistakes they made. But in spite of their mistakes, they became saints.
I heard about a Sunday school teacher who asked her class, “Can any of you tell me what a saint is?” One of the girls in the class thought about how she had seen stained glass windows depicting the apostles and remembered how beautiful the light that came through the windows was. So she raised her hand and said, “Saints are people the light shines through.”
What the girl said was true. If you’re a Christian, then you’re a saint, not because…