Oh that Mary’s example may be said about each of us. Do others realize that you have spent time with Jesus? Do you carry that fragrance with you wherever you go and to those you interact with?
Acts 4:13 says, “And when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.” Evidence demands a verdict.
John wrote about the disciples’ experience with Jesus. 1 John 1:1 says about it, “…which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life.”
They walked daily with the Lord. There were eyewitnesses of His works. Think about being there when He multiplied the five loaves and two fishes. It was a paltry amount for 5,000 men. Yet the disciples handed out the food and held the baskets with the leftovers.
Moses spent time with the Lord. When he came down from the mountain he did not know that his face was shining with God’s glory. Exodus 34:29 says, “…that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him.”
2 Corinthians 3:13 says that Moses had to put a veil over his face. Yet, we are invited to gaze upon the Lord through our intimate communion. Like Mary, we are never the same. Verse 18 says, “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” We are transformed by dwelling in His permeating Presence.