We are witnesses to all this, we and the Holy Spirit.
~ Acts 5:32 ~
In one way or another, we have all witnessed Jesus’ tragic death on the cross. Be it through a passion play or through reading the scripture. We too suffer pain in our lives. It is through his resurrection that we remain hopeful for a better tomorrow.
We have wounds and scars buried deep in our hearts. Scars we hide from the world because of fear of what the world will think of us. The apostles, unlike us, found the courage through Jesus’ resurrection to speak the truth.
Today we have to a large extent lost the meaning of “truth” because we have been victims of lies. Lies told to us by others and the lies we tell others and ourselves. I often ask myself: given an opportunity to give testimony of how I have witnessed God in my life, what would I say? Would I tell of the near-death experiences from which he has saved me? Or would it be how he has taught me not to seek revenge for all the wrongs committed against me?
Today, even if we are not publicly saying it out loud for the world to hear, I take this moment to say to myself: “I am a witness, through the Holy Spirit, that God is love – for he has done wonders for me. Even through the pain and misery, he walks by my side.”