2 Cor 3:11-13, 16-18; Acts 6:5,7,8,15; Acts 7:48, 55
"...everyone in the high council stared at Stephen, because his face became as bright as an angel's." (Acts 6:15)
There is a phrase in French, "je nais sais quoi", that attempts to describe a quality that is indescribable. Stephen, the first Christian martyr, was so full of the Spirit that God's presence literally shined off of his face. It was a quality that was so strange and indescribable that it caused people to ask, "what is it with that guy?" As we walk the journey of our lives with Jesus, we carry His very presence with us. God's glory will be so luminous that it will cause those around us to say, "there is something different, something indescribable about you.. what is it with you?" And may our answer be, "It is the very presence of God."
Come Sunday July 3rd to learn more about Stephen and what it means not only to imitate Jesus but to also carry His very presence.