Outreach Initiative Blog - Being a Witness REv. Douglas kallesen
We are not all that far away from Easter. You recall the women going back from the tomb to tell the disciples what they had seen and heard. The Emmaus disciples, tired from their journey, retiring at the end of the day were re-energized and ran back 7 miles to Jerusalem to tell the disciples that they had seen Jesus. Even the world itself bore witness to the death of Christ and what it meant – God’s payment plan for sin was complete at Calvary.
The sky was darkened. The earth shook and the rocks split. The temple curtain was also torn in two from top to bottom. Each of these, in their own way, had their own story. Each of us in our own way have our own story too. You might say that we are a living new testament!
Upon completion of this timeline, it is evident that neither the great things nor the sad things tell the entire story of our life. Life for the Christian is a daily journey with Jesus!
The timeline reveals to us that God was with us when we were going through those sad or hard times! We were not alone! Many times Christians find that it is in the tumultuous times of life that God uses that time to make us stronger and to bring us closer to Him and other Christians.
We often see new strength, meaning and purpose in life itself. An undiscovered beauty and depth of life is revealed.
All of this can be powerful and hope giving to both us and others who might be going through a rough patch.
Your life is your story and it is your privilege to witness and share your story of HIS Story in your life with others.
- What is your story of His story lived out in your life?
- How will you share your story?
- What opportunities do you have?