Before Jesus ascended into heaven, he taught his disciples to be witnesses to his life and his love to everyone they met beginning in Jerusalem and then to the far reaches of earth (Luke 24:46-53). The risen Lord’s teaching has been passed on to us to this very day. We are witnesses who have a simple story to tell; we are all created in God’s image, marred by sin, broken by life’s struggles, but lavishly loved and freely forgiven. We are witnesses that in Jesus Christ, God visited planet earth as a human being to show us the only way another person can experience God’s love is through another human being who loves as Jesus taught us to love.
- Deacon Robert