Everyone was talking about Jesus! But when it came time to speak up for him in public, no one said a word. All were afraid. Fear can stifle our witness. Although many people talk about Christ in church, when it comes to making a public statement about their faith, they are often embarrassed. Jesus says that he will acknowledge us before God if we acknowledge him before others. Be courageous! Speak up for Christ!
But no one had the courage to speak favorably about him in public, for they were afraid of getting in trouble with the Jewish leaders. (John 7:13 NLT)