This past Sunday, Pastor Jim challenged us to have Eye's to See the mission that God has called us to be about. In this passage from Acts, Jesus puts this mission in front of His disciples yet again, just prior to Him ascending into Heaven. He said to them in vs. 8, "You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
If you are an eye witness to something, it is something that you have experienced yourself. You have first hand knowledge of what took place, and how it affected you. That affect needs to effect those around you, as you share with them how God has changed your life. That is the mission that we are called to be about. To be His witnesses in the Brainerd Lakes Area and in all of Minnesota and the United States and to the ends of the earth.
Look for an opportunity to share with someone today, how God has changed your life. On this Ascension Day, let's have eyes to see the mission (the people) around us who need to be encouraged by our story of transformation, and be His witnesses.
I'm looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!