“All who were sitting in the Sanhedrin looked intently at Stephen, and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel.”
Now what does the face of an angel look like?
Sometimes it is hard to describe what we see and experience.
Stephen now before the Sanhedrin being tried on trumped up charges is different to everyone else in the room. His demeanour is different. Whether this would be some form of light illuminating from his face it is difficult to know for sure. But clearly though his circumstance was dark and dismal. Though he was surrounded by lies and false witnesses. Though his future looks bleak.
In all these accusations and collaborations, Stephen is standing peacefully and in control.
How is that possible except for the help of the Spirit in our lives?
No matter what you face today your face can reflect a picture of the divine. This is not a made up pretend all is going to be okay attitude. This is an assurance that whatever happens you belong to Him who died for you.
So let your enemies look intently as you shine the glory of the Lord in a dark world.