Witness

We are called to witness to God’s saving grace. It happens all day long, every day, whether we mean to witness or not.

Often in life I’ve wondered who exactly has access to our choices and behavior. Certainly God does. Do others in His presence have similar potential. I’ve always known God as a forgiving person, who understands our idiosyncrasies and the reasons why we sometimes make poor choices, but what about others who might be able to observe us?

In the Home Depot store the other day, we were advised that cameras were watching us every step of one of the aisles. The cameras and video screens were evident and alarming. Perhaps our awareness of being filmed and watched by such security cameras might encourage good behavior. The store is counting on it to reduce the number of people who steal from their shelves.

Then again, do we behave because people are watching or because we have pure hearts. I hope it would be the latter.

I enjoyed the Christian witness of a flight attendant today. Sure, my uniform encouraged her to speak openly, but she did…and I was blessed. I’m guessing God was pleased with her. Love will do that.

Don’t be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others—ignoring God!—harvests a crop of weeds. All he’ll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God’s Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life.
Galatians 6:7-8 MSG

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