Acts 26:16 I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you. (ESV)
Paul’s commission from Jesus: to be a servant and a witness of the things which he has seen of Jesus, to go to the Gentiles (v. 17), to bear light (v. 18) to everyone in the world (v. 23). Even on trial, Paul is an evangelist – a proclaimer of Jesus and His resurrection!
Brad what Have you seen of Jesus? Testify of this. In what ways has He appeared to you or been manifest in your life or of those around you that you have personally witnessed? That is your story to tell. Be a servant or minister of that narrative. That unique story is yours and yours only to steward. Bear witness. Bear witness to that light – a story of Christ.
Oh God make me a story teller – a proclaimer of light in this world of darkness – wherever you send me. Holy Spirit be my guide. Jesus You are that light – so shine ahead of me preparing hearts and leading me down the path where your light shines and lives are transformed.
In Jesus’ name – Amen,