It is no secret; Jesus came into this world to save people from their sins. He lived a life without sin and endured the pain of crucifixion, dying for the sake of God’s people. He then was raised on the third day defeating the power of the grave forever. Like I said, it is no secret. So why are people so timid about sharing such good news? Perhaps it is because they are unsure of themselves, lacking confidence that their words are trustworthy and true. Or, maybe, some are afraid fearful they will be scrutinized for their beliefs.
When Peter and John were ordered by the authorities to cease proclaiming Jesus as the resurrected Lord, those in opposition to the gospel thought they had silenced them. Yet, Peter and John, along with the other apostles, prayed for courage and boldness. They prayed the Holy Spirit would give them power to proclaim the message of salvation through Jesus Christ. As they did so, the church grew rapidly.
Today, the world continues to have little tolerance for the gospel. Yet, emboldened by the same Holy Spirit, Christians are called to share their faith. Pray for boldness and courage. Share your faith with others that they too may hear the redeeming Word of God and believe it.
Prayer: Embolden us, O God, that we would share your Word with the world around us. Amen.