Acts 1: 6-8

Throughout the Easter Season, the daily devotions have been written by members of Faith Lutheran Church. Today’s writer is Mary Ann White.

“So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?”  He replied, “It is not for you to know the times or the periods that the Father has set by his own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.“ Acts 1: 6-8

At this time the disciples were expecting an earthly king, not a heavenly king so they wanted Jesus to take action.

As believers we are called to be Jesus’ witnesses wherever we are, by telling others that God the Father loves us so much that He gave His only Son to die for our transgressions so that we might have everlasting life.

We can witness by inviting friends, neighbors or even strangers to come visit our church.  Welcome them, introduce them to fellow members, tell them about our learning groups and outreach ministries. Through our deeds of love and kindness they will see what it means to be a child of God and walk in His ways.

There are so many wonderful hymns.  Two of my favorites are “Amazing Grace” and “I love To Tell the Story”.  I do love to tell the story and have been sharing it for many years with the little children I have taught in Sunday School.  Children love to sing, and as I was writing this, a song they learned came to mind – “The Whole World Ought to Know About Jesus.”

We’re never too young or too old to witness.  They will know we are Christians by our love.

Let us pray: Heavenly Father, Being your witness is not always easy. We want to tell others about your amazing love but there are times when we are fearful and feel inadequate.  Help us to be bold and give us the courage to share our faith with others.  Amen.

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