The YoG Blog
4.22.20 - Living Proof
Big Foot and the Loch Ness Monster have devoted fans and websites that spend much of their existence trying to get one good, convincing picture of the mysterious creatures so that the world can believe they exist. Let’s be honest, many people aren’t buying the hype. It may be due to the fact that these “witnesses” often present themselves in an unreliable way, particularly by having little, if any, indisputable evidence. Did you know that if you’re a follower of Jesus, you’re called to be a reliable and faithful witness to something that not everyone believes?
Read Acts 1:6-11. After His resurrection, Jesus chose His followers to continue His mission in the world. Christ commanded them to be witnesses by giving testimony of Him to the entire world. The disciples were not to accomplish this task on their own, though. Jesus was going to send the Holy Spirit to them so that they would live through His power. The Holy Spirit would empower the disciples to carry out Christ’s mission because they couldn’t do it on their own. The pictures of their lives and the words of their mouths would be testimonies for all to see and hear. In the same way, the Church’s purpose is to be witnesses of God to all peoples. This mission is so important and valuable that God himself empowers His people to do it.
We’ve been called to be witnesses to what God has done and is still doing in the world today. This begins in our homes, with our friends, on social media, and throughout the world. People are watching to see what kind of God you serve and if He is good. We have proof by the way that our lives have been transformed by the Holy Spirit into the image of Christ. We’re living examples for others to see ‘proof’ that we belong to Jesus. This is much better proof than a blurry picture of Big Foot or a UFO in the sky. You are LIVING PROOF that Jesus is real.
Questions for Reflection
In what ways can you be a living witness for Christ in your home? With your friends?
How are your decisions affected by being a witness for Christ?
Who are the people in your life right now that need to see and hear your witness for Jesus? Spend a minute thinking about them, praying for them, and praying for your opportunities to witness of Christ to them.