Tuesday of the 4th Week of Lent

Witnessing the Messiah

John 5:1-3,5-16

WITNESSING is born forth from a concrete encounter with someone or something – a family member, a friend, or even an enemy.

It is also true with witnessing God’s presence – it is borne out of a myriad of experiences of God’s loving presence and how he brings life to us and others.

We need to purify our senses before we can give witness to God. From belief that he can be cured by the waters, Jesus brought him to a deeper realization that Jesus himself can cure the man as the Messiah. Who is the Messiah for us?

The Messiah brings change to our hearts and lives. We experience concrete conversion. We cannot live double lives. We can subdue one over the other. We need to rue sin so we can experience change in our lives brought about by our faith in Jesus.

Third, witnessing to the Messiah always leads us to the truth. Truth frees us from darkness and commits us to doing what is right. God leads us and corrects our notions of life.

In the end, a witness brings forth the true Christian disciples, among them, the children and the next generation of Christians who are formed in the righteousness of God.

Witnessing is giving testimony to the power of the Messiah; he brings conversion to our lives and leads us to the truth.

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