Where would we be without witness? Letting people know what has happened to us is a fundamental part of following Jesus. Why do we need to invite people to church to hear about Jesus? The Holy Spirit is the one who convicts of sin, calls to repentance, and brings about the wonderful regeneration of our souls, as we move into communion with the Father.
Witness should be the natural result of our rebirth. Jesus’ last words were “Go into all the world….” It is in the world, in the marketplace, that we need to be testifying, naturally, spontaneously and under the Spirit’s guidance as He gives opportunity.
So often when we talk about reaching the lost, it is the poor, the needy and those overseas. God loves the rich, wealthy, powerful, influential just as much. We are called to be salt and light and to grow where we are planted. In the marketplace, our lives, actions, responses, words, who we are and what we do, should demonstrate the love of God for a fallen world.
We are fallen sinners saved by grace, but now redeemed by God, bought for an incredible price, it behoves us to reach out to those around us and share the gift given so freely to us.It is our duty to demonstrate God’s love, and influence for good the world around us.
It is after all the “Good News”.