“Rather, you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you,
and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria,
and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
The book of Acts makes it clear that by the power of the Holy Spirit, followers of Jesus are to point to his person and his deeds. We are to witness to who God is and what God has done. And by witnessing to God’s person and God’s accomplishments, we are to announce the gospel of Jesus Christ. By virtue of God’s character revealed in Christ and his atoning death on the cross, all people can be reconciled to God and to one another.
Like the first disciples in the book of Acts, we too are to witness. We are to point others to Christ. And we are given power to accomplish this task by virtue of the Holy Spirit. We are not alone in the work; therefore, “fear not.” As you tell others about Jesus, be confident that the Holy Spirit is with you, helping you to speak and to act in a way that directs others to Christ.
Lord Jesus, by your grace may I lead others to you. Amen.