Thursday, March 31, 2016


In Isaiah 43:10, we read: “‘For you are my witnesses,’ says the Lord, And My servant whom I have chosen, That you may know and believe Me, And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me.”

“You really believe all that stuff? I mean the part about God really loving us?” The sneer, evident in the boy’s voice, showed he wanted to argue.

The old gentleman looked at him. Perhaps that is what I was like before I met the Master, he thought. Help me, Lord, to be the kind of witness that will reach this young man. 

“Would you listen to a story about a friend of mine?” The boy nodded.

"This young man wanted excitement in his life. A great athlete, he won a full scholarship to play football in college. Before long, he got in with the wrong crowd. One of the privileges they gave him was to be their driver. Too late, he realized he was in over his head.

He was arrested for driving the get-away car for at a bank robbery. The ‘friends’ witnessed against him. They claimed he was the brains behind the operation.

He was sentenced to prison. His witnesses were set free. But while in prison, someone gave him a Bible. He began to read it and for he first time in his life, he realized he was lost. He needed a Savior. He fell to his knees, gave his life to the Lord Jesus and became a witness for the Savior.”

The boy looked at him. “Were you that guy?” The old gentleman nodded, looked at him, a smile on his face. “I want you to know one thing. We are witnesses, but the question is,“Whose witness are you?”

It’s taken me a long time to realize that I am a witness for the Lord Jesus, not the prosecutor. My honor and responsibility is not to judge but to reach out to those that will listen and let them know that the Lord Jesus loves them so much, he died for them and offers them New Life in Him. Just like He did for me.

Kingdom Thinking. The Lord Jesus loves me with an everlasting love. He reminds me that I don’t reach out to others alone for He has promised never to leave nor forsake me. He offers the same to you. Won’t you come to Him? He waits for you.