January 15, 2023

My reflection is from Living Faith:
No I have seen and testified that he is the Son of God. John 1:34
“How blessed were Jesus disciples, followers and even casual onlookers, who were able to see firsthand that he was so much more than a good man and a wise teacher. They saw him heal. They saw him perform miracles. They saw, even as he was crucified, that he was willing to forgive those who killed him. They were changed by those encounters, and they had no choice but to testify and pass on the story.
We don’t get that first-hand experience. We are not eyewitnesses to the man. But when we pay close attention to our lives in faith, we can see clearly and resolutely just how alive, healing and forgiving Jesus remains. We have our own stories of encountering Jesus, and we should feel like we have no choice but to be disciples and tell others the story.
Give me the awareness, faith and courage to tell my stories of you, Jesus.” Steve Givens