“But many who heard the message believed, and the number of men grew to about five thousand.”
Not everyone who heard believed but many did.
In the first sermon Peter preached 3,000 believed, this has now grown to 5,000 not including women and young people.
Many will hear the Queens Christmas Day message, last year it was 7.8 million. They will hear but I am not sure how many will believe. A recent UK survey on the decline of Christianity predicts at the current rate then no one will be a Jesus believer by 2067.
Pope Francis last week said that this year Christmas would be a charade because no one understands peace in the world anymore.
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favour rests.” That was the message and it still is.
Houses are already lit with bright flashing lights.
Work places are already having their parties to celebrate.
Schools and Churches are already acting out the story.
But have they got it? Do they believe the message?
Have we told them?
Will we be able to tell just one more person this year what Christmas means? Will we be able to speak the true message? It’s the only way to get more believers.