What Does it Mean to Witness?

Acts 1:8, “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” How to be a witness? What does it mean, what does it take to witness? Let’s approach it this way: 

Take a moment and think about all the blessings in your life.

Family, Job, Health are cited most often, and they’re big and important blessings. But did you also think of God’s unconditional love, His grace and mercy and forgiveness, His suffering and dying on the cross for our sins so that we can have eternal life with God in heaven. 

Oh My Goodness. It is overwhelming. 

Acknowledging these blessings elicits a response. And how else can we respond but in all humility, give praise and thanksgiving to God. And to give back. To give courageously of our Time, Talents, and Treasure. This is how good stewardship is a witness.

Living stewardship sets a great example for others. People see you doing good which glorifies God (Mt 5:16). They see how your participation in the larger and more majestic mission of the church brings you such joy and happiness that they will want to learn more about how you get that. This is being a witness. This is evangelizing. This is how we are the very disciples who Jesus tells to be His witnesses throughout Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

Living stewardship is one of the best witnesses we can make. How does your giving bear witness to God’s love for you and all the blessings and benefits He gives to you?


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