“Grace to you and peace from God our father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” With this statement, or one similar, the apostle Paul opens his epistle letters through which he builds up the faith of the early church. One might say that Paul is a good example of what it means to be a follower of Jesus engaging in the Great Commission.
Disciples of Jesus Christ are true and reliable witnesses to the forgiveness, mercy and grace that come through Christ. Sharing the good news with others whom they meet, disciples of Jesus Christ are not only willing and able, but eager to tell others about God’s salvation. They are not shy, they are bold witnesses to all that God has done and continues to do for the sake of humanity.
To give witness means to tell the truth. As we go into the world together, I pray that you are willing, able and eager to share this gospel truth with those whom you meet.
Prayer: O God, make your people to be a bold witness to the power of your love. Amen.