As we truly begin to get to know Jesus, what He accomplished on our behalf, what He stands for and what He will bring forth, we can’t help but testify Him and introduce the recklessness of His grace to this shattered world. His wisdom is unparalleled and His victory complete. His life was lived not simply as the Son of God on earth, but also as the very God who serves His people in order to save them. He established the truth relentlessly. He preached the Kingdom of Heaven over and over again. He showed us the Father–Son relationship and made us a part of that union. He came to heal, make whole and to reconcile the creator and His beloved creation.
He taught us to pray, to love, to live, to give, to grow, to trust, to take courage, to let go, to rise up, to take up and to go forth.
Even as He allows us a glimpse into His infallible nature, it is the light of His mercy, toward the most fallen that shines through. He walked among the rich and the poor. He impacted the hypocrite and the hopeless sinner. He called the sighted world blind and the blind received sight at His word. He was the champion of the social outcast, the healer of lepers and the provider of the multitudes. He was The King who left His glory behind to give away His Kingdom to all who would accept. He poured Himself out for all, without reserve. He left himself hanging, nailed to a cross, for the sake of a love so great, a love so often unrequited.
God took a leap of faith, when He took on the work of transforming underdog fishermen into His apostles.
Psalms 104:48 says about Him “You open Your hand, they are satisfied with good.” Yet, the creator of the Universe described Himself as the guest who stands at the door knocking, wondering if anyone will let Him in. In Mark 8, the Savior who must shortly suffer and die, broken like bread and poured out like wine, is finally giving voice to His frustration at the unbelief of the disciples. He says “Why do you reason because you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive nor understand? Is your heart still hardened? Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember?” The day of crucifixion fast approaching, the disciples remained as unprepared and unaware as ever. He must have wondered how He will trust the preaching and teaching of the Gospel to this rag-a-tag bunch of fussy infants. But Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. So the unbelieving became the missionary (John 20), the persecutor became the steward of the mysteries of God (1 Corinthians 4:1), the disheartened became the enlightened (Luke 24:31).
Dearly beloved, if His love has found its way into your life, do not tarry, but testify. If you have tasted of his goodness, do not doubt, but testify. If you have received much freely, let the world know. If God could use the disciples to spread the gospel and use them to shepherd the first century church, then He can use you much more. Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord (2 Timothy1:8), Go home to your people and report to them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He had mercy on you (Mark 5:19), be his witnesses in the remotest parts of the world (Acts1:8).