Very few Christians are great theologians, and none of us have every verse of the Bible memorized—but we all have a testimony. We all have the story of how Christ came into our lives. We may not be experts, but like the blind man whom Jesus healed, we can all say, “But I know this: I was blind, and now I can see!” (John 9:25). Every Christian can say, “Here is what Jesus did for me.” And you know what? Your testimony is a great place to start. Who has a testimony today please share and let us know what the Lord has done for you. I testify to you daily telling you how Jesus has been to me.
The Apostle Paul, who was a great intellectual and a brilliant orator, would often begin with his testimony when presenting the message of the gospel. Why would Paul start with his testimony? It built common ground between him and the people to whom he was preaching. There you have it and the best example after Jesus.
When you share the story of how you came to Christ, you are in a sense saying, “I have been where you are. And let me tell you about the way I used to think, the way I used to be—the way that my life was. Now let me tell you about what Christ has done for me.” A testimony helps a person to understand that you weren’t born a Christian. It helps them to see that there is a bridge for them, a way for them to come to Christ. Testimonies prove that anyone can change through the transforming power of Jesus Christ.
I challenge you in this festive season to walk the tight rope that our many faithful brothers walked before us. This is your time to prove that you are worthy to set the example and raise the bars.
Sir Godfrey Gregg
Co-Founder of The Mystical Order