The Holy Spirit told me to go with them and not to worry that they were Gentiles. These six brothers here accompanied me, and we soon entered the home of the man who had sent for us.
Today’s word (Word Of Reflection Daily) begins as Peter explains his actions in eating with Gentiles. Saying in Verse 9 about eating anything forbidden, ““…the voice from heaven spoke again: ‘Do not call something unclean if God has made it clean.’”
In meditating over today’s passage the thought which comes to mind and speaks loudest to my heart is a simple restatement in defense of how our life has changed since knowing and after accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior can be one of the more powerful ways and effective means in doing Kingdom work and sharing the Good News. Moreover, not only was having witnesses powerful then in bible times, relying on witnesses today can also be equally powerful and just as effective.
Hence, my take away today is understanding how changed lives is still a most effective way and very powerful means of evidence or proof in spreading/sharing the gospel. Moreover, using as example changed lives of real and ordinary people as further support (such as Peter did to back up his claim and defend his actions), can only make our witnessing even more powerful, persuasive, credible and compelling. Furthermore, it doesn’t necessarily have to be in a formal setting nor in front of or before a church congregation. Rather, it might be while witnessing to someone one-to-one. Perhaps in an informal, personal and a more intimate setting.