“He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
2 Thessalonians 2:14
It’s not the easiest thing to witness about God’s love to our friends, neighbors, and coworkers. It’s very disappointing when they reject God’s salvation.
As Christians it’s not our job to hit people over the head with the Bible or to harass them with our faith.
Our job is to be a living testimony to the saving grace of Christ. And we must share this hope with others by witnessing through what we say, but especially through what we do.
Paul was likely the one who started the Thessalonians church by preaching in a local synagogue. But instead of taking any credit for that, Paul simply gave thanks to God.
This Advent let us intensify our prayers for our loved ones who have not come to know Jesus as their Savior. And let us be encouraged by this: “Trust the Lord, witness about his love boldly, and let the Spirit use your testimony for God’s purpose in his time!”
Prayer: Father, make us a living witness to your saving love and mercy in Jesus Christ. Purify our imperfect testimony by your Spirit’s power so that others may believe in the truth. Amen.