Today my daily devotion is based on Acts 5:32, “We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”
After Pentecost, the Apostles were on fire with the power and love of God. Day by day, the company of believers grew in number in response to their preaching and healing ministries. Nevertheless, the opposition was strong and unrelenting. So, what enabled them to persevere and return for more? What compelled them to preach Christ tirelessly when so much was at stake for them?
Just as the Spirit witnessed with the Apostles, so he empowers and equips us as witnesses to our Savior today. We are his witnesses, so let our account – whatever challenges we face – be the story of God’s mercy and goodness revealed in Jesus. We draw our unshakeable inner certainty from the Spirit of truth. For it is the Spirit of truth, whose gifts of grace and unfailing encouragement keep us in tune with the needs we meet wherever we are.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Shine in our hearts, Holy Spirit of truth, as we serve as witnesses to the wonder of God’s saving love in Jesus. Remind us of Jesus’ presence as we give an account of our hope to those who long for his love. In your holy name, I pray. Amen.