The words of the Lord Jesus above were said before He was taken up into Heaven. It was when He had finished a tremendously severe suffering - He died but rose in three days to redeem and secure places in the kingdom of God for those who believe in Him (v.3).
Jesus said for His disciples at that time that they would receive power when the Holy Spirit came and become His witnesses to the ends of the earth (v.8). And they did. With the power of the Holy Spirit they became Jesus Christ’s witnesses, bold and clear, everywhere they could go.
How about us, the Christians in this era. Christians mostly come to church but that’s it. We are shy even hesitate to express our gratitude to the Lord in front of others. There are so many of us live so comfortably without any urge to witness about Christ or Christianity. Let alone to confess that we are sinful and need God’s intervention. Many times we neglect the whisper of the Holy Spirit.
Being a witness of Christ is seen not only in our deeds but also in our words. “For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” (Romans 10:10, NIV). Often we are nice to others, but only a few of us want to talk or write witnessing how great Jesus is. As a Christian, what hinders you from proclaiming Christ and His work?
May God help us all. Amen.