But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8 (NIV)
Having a bucket list is a popular thing to do. I am surprised at the number of people who have skydiving on their list. What I wonder is how many people chicken out at the last minute. They pay the fee. They take a safety class. They get on the plane and fly to the jump zone. Then they back out and return to the air field. They had a great plane ride filled with amazing sights, but they missed out on the real experience.
God has commissioned to be His witnesses. He challenges us to take risks in order to share the gospel with people. How many of us chicken out? We have taken all the classes. We know how to tell people God loves. We arrive at the jump zone – a conversation with a friend, a co-worker, or a neighbor. Then we never get around to talking about spiritual things. We came so close, but we missed out on the real experience. Today, let’s be alert for opportunities to share our faith and let’s take the leap.