Saturday, 3 April 2021
“You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this.” -Acts 3:15
The first recorded miracle of the healing of a lame man through the disciples of Jesus Christ becomes the vehicle for the proclamation of the good news for Peter and John after the Pentecost event. Apostle Peter took this opportunity to speak to the gathered people about what led to the event. They became witnesses of the Risen Christ!
In our key verse, the gospel is recorded in a very compact sentence. Three aspects are stated in the key verse: Jesus’ death, resurrection and witnessing by His disciples. In God’s perfect plan and time, According to the Jesus’ death and His resurrection took place, once for all mankind. The third part -Witnessing, is our responsibility which is also ordained in God’s master plan. Jesus assigned His disciples to be His witnesses (Acts 1:8). Imagine the Heavenly Father the Creator of all heavens and earth wants us to be the witness of His great salvation plan to all mankind! We can only stand in awe of Him and praise Him in allowing His children to become the partakers of His mighty plan- For we are co-workers in God's service...(1Cor.3:9).
Looking at witnessing based on today’s reading we can learn to be Christ’s good witnesses: