Friday, January 11, 2013

Acts 5:32 “And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him.”

Have you ever been a witness to something happening and then just kept quiet about it?  Maybe you weren’t sure what you saw or you didn’t want to get involved for some reason but you tucked it away in your mind and did not share that story.  Occasionally I hear stories in the news about witnesses coming forward years later to tell their story bringing justice or healing to another person.  What led that person to come forward?  Did that story lurk and simmer in their hearts the whole time or did they ignore it for a long time and then it popped up again somehow until they were convicted and had to share it.  The disciples had every reason to hide the story they had witnessed.  They knew they would be persecuted, jailed, beaten and possibly killed for spreading this story that they had witnessed.  That did not stop them.  The Holy Spirit gave them the courage and the strength to go forth and spread the gospel story.  The Holy Spirit will give us the courage and strength to share the love of God with each other and to love one another as He loves us.  Let us go out and Love!

You promise to give us what we need to serve you as you call us to.  Open our hearts to receive the guidance your Spirit gives so freely.  Help us move in Love and Light each moment of today so that all we are and all we do will bring glory to your holy name.  I thank you and praise you.  Amen.