We Are Witnesses
“. . . and we are witnesses . . .”Acts 5:32
If you listen carefully you’ll hear the muffled cry for community. Many Christians and seekers long for more meaningful relationships with others. They want to find a group whose meaning and mission transcend the daily grind and rat race. There is a gnawing within that tells us there must be something more.
As believers, we don’t make statements about God, nobody likes a Christian jerk hurling imperative statements off a moral checklist. Those seeking Jesus are put off by flaky, flippant platitudes.
We are witnesses of the life of God. As devoted Christ-followers, we embody the loving, open, outgoing, tender, warmhearted life of Jesus to others. The whole atmosphere and disposition of a disciple’s life is one of warm welcoming to the wayward. The Christian’s life unveils something unutterably great, a revelation of love which cannot be hidden.
Scripture reveals God as a personal God:
- “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
- “The Lord is my light and my salvation.”
- “Behold, all souls are mine.”
- “I am the way, the truth and the life.”
- “I have called you friends.”
God is not a push-over. There are strong demands and commands. Exhortations to live a life of holiness. But it must be remembered, that the call to obedience comes after the revelation and invitation to know the love of God.
We are witnesses, showing them who God is and who they are in Him. We are to use our lips and lives to show the life for which all people are searching. We are witnesses to a life that’s stronger than the life in which we live. An eternal life is not disturbed by threats or disaster, it does not yield to defeat or console with inferiority. It is a life forever renewable. It is the life for which all people long, even though they don’t know it yet. We are witnesses lifted up to a life of irresistible goodness which draws all to Himself.
What ways can you demonstrate the beauty of the Jesus to others?