Lent 2020 | Day 9: “Testify”

A friend of mine introduced me to a new restaurant in the city where I live. And ever since I had my first meal, I made a decision that I would try ten different things on the menu before I repeated one.

With each new dish I’ve tried I’ve discovered, I have grown to appreciate the flavors and tastes and experience that I have encountered with every meal. What I find interesting is that I do not find it difficult to tell my friends and even perfect strangers to go and try this great restaurant. And yet, I think that there is something in us that keeps us from sharing what we have tasted and seen and experienced, because of Jesus, because of our salvation.

The idea of testifying is something that we can over-spiritualize. It’s something that we may even take for granted. As believers, one of the greatest challenges that we have is overcoming our fear or anxiety with regard to being witnesses to God’s goodness in us and through us. The gospel of Jesus Christ provides us the perfect opportunity to share what we have seen, to share what we have tasted, to share with others who have never had the opportunity to see what we have seen or what we have tasted.

And so I want to encourage you as we move forward in this season of Lent, take some time and find a way and find a way to give testimony to what God has been doing in your life. If we do not take up the challenge of looking back and asking God to reveal what he has done, how in the world will we ever convince anyone else, that God is not only good but that he worthy of our lives.


About the author

Victor Scott

I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, husband, father, and author. I am an avid Cubs fan and a lover of Chicago-style Deep Dish pizza.

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