But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere — in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
Very few people in modern history have had a story as inspiring and amazing as the story of Nelson Mandela’s 67 year struggle for social justice in the country of South Africa. The former first black president of South Africa and renowned great modern moral leader of the 20th century was willing to pay any cost and as stated by him right before the 1963 trials that would put him into prison for 27 years, “The ideal of a democratic and free society is one for which I am prepared to die.” And during the trial, Nelson Mandela had to give a testimony and testify about all of the activities involving bringing down the current regime of the time. And because he told what happened and how he was involved, he was put into prison. The blind man in John 9 also had to pay the price when he had to testify about how Jesus had healed him completely from his blindness since birth. But just like Nelson Mandela, he only had to tell the truth about what had happened (verse 25). And we as Christians, that is our duty. That duty is to be a witness about Jesus and how He had changed our lives. Telling a testimony is just telling what happened already. Nothing more. Nothing less. That is what we call being a witness to Christ.
“Father, we thank You for this great truth about becoming Your witness to the world. Lord help us to have courage and boldness to share about Your love and how it has changed our lives. We do this for the glory of Your name. Amen.”