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Mar 2, 2014

Being a Witness

You may not think much of it. It may seem insignificant, not noteworthy and at times unpopular. Still, being a witness plays an important role in touching and impacting lives. A couple of days ago, my daughter was in a car accident during a rain storm. Without warning she was hit by another car. She said she never even saw it coming. Total strangers stopped to help, and while emergency personnel cared for her, it became clear there were witnesses reporting that the accident was not her fault. The names and contact information of the witnesses will prove important in the accident investigation. They will likely be required to give testimony of what they heard and saw firsthand. Without these witnesses, it could become difficult to know the truth about what happened. 

In 2 Peter 1:16-18, we are provided eyewitness testimony of the facts of what Peter saw and heard when he was with Jesus Christ. He clearly states, "my own eyes have seen his splendor and his glory: I was there on the holy mountain when he shone out with honor given him by God the Father. I heard that glorious, majestic voice calling down from heaven, saying, "this is my much loved Son. I am well pleased with him."

Wow! Can you even imagine being a witness to this event as described by Peter? If you had been there, what would you be thinking, saying and dedicating your life to from that point on? God hand selected those who would witness such a holy event. Because of the courage of Peter, and other brave people like him, we are able today to be Christians. Brave and honest witnesses   are important. What about you? Are you being a witness about Jesus to others so they can know Him?  

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere - in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

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