Some folks really stress, worry and strain about faith. How can we believe? How can we know? How can we trust in a God that we can’t see? How can we put our faith in that?
Jesus, in John 5:36, deals with this. He talks about witnesses and testimonies. He talks about how folks can trust what He is saying and trust who He is. He tells how we can trust Him and trust His work. Listen to what He says.
“But the testimony that I have is greater than that of John. For the works that the Father has given me to accomplish, the very works that I am doing, bear witness about me that the Father has sent me.”
He says my works give witness to me. My works give witness to the fact that I am who I say that I am. My works point to the truth of my proclamation.
Jesus’ works prove that He is Lord.
What works, you may be asking. Well, of course we have the works of scripture. We have what we see there, what we read there, what we know there.
But, we also have the works of His body – the church. The church that loves, that serves, that glorifies Christ, that points to Him, that lives for Him, that worships Him. The church that seeks to love and serve others as Jesus would have us to love and serve. The lives of millions of individual Christians that make up His body give witness.
But it isn’t just that. Think of a time in your life when you felt Him move, when you experienced Him, when you knew Him in a powerful, life-changing way. Think of the times when you loved, served, and cared. Didn’t you feel alive? Didn’t you feel more alive at that moment than in any other time in your life?
That’s the witness of His spirit showing you, pointing to you, calling to you that He is who He says He is.
That’s His witness.
You ask me how I know He lives? He lives within my heart.
May we all feel that witness today in our hearts!
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