Hope you all are doing well. I was deeply thinking about the word witnesses and got lots of encouragement from Romans chapter 12. I am going to share with you some of my thoughts, not all though, so you won’t feel the sermon on Wednesday instead of Sunday. It’s just to pass my encouragement to you so you can be encouraged and pass these encouragements to others as well.
Romans 12:1 says,
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us”
Joseph landed in prison. Moses spent forty years in the desert. Daniel ended up in chains. These were dismal moments. Who could possibly have seen any good in them? Who could have known that Joseph the prisoner was only a single promotion away from becoming Joseph the prime minister? Who would have thought God was providing Moses forty years of wilderness training in the same desert through which he would lead the people? Who would have imagined that Daniel the captive would soon become the king’s counselor?
See, God carries out His plans like that.
Therefore, don't let the devil steal our joy – be happy and encouraged that our future is bright and spotless; in Jesus' mighty name, I pray. Amen.
Have a blessed day.
With lots of love and prayers.
Rev Kathreen Shabaz