“When they heard this, they had no further objections and praised God, saying, “So then, God has granted even the Gentiles repentance unto life.”
When thy heard what?
After Peter had fully explained his vision, what God was saying, what he had seen the Spirit do, what he had remembered what Jesus said he would do, then they were relaxed and at peace about the Gentiles coming to God.
You see, sometimes people just need the details.
We have already seen in this book of Acts how Stephen gave a long detailed speech.
Throughout the Bible we see speeches being made from its leading characters. All said with the intention of proving, defending, changing the position and belief of the listener.
Taking the time to go into detail. Slowing the pace down a little may be tiring but if you want to take people with you then you need to give them time to process what they are hearing and seeing.
You may be 10 steps ahead of people and asking them to trust you while you give them the headlines, this won’t cut it. They need more. Everyone deserves the journey no matter how slow they may be.
Maybe today you can make the effort to talk a bit more. Go into the story more. Explain. Make things clear. Maybe you’ll gain more followers if you do.