Being a Witness

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

It was a walk that would have far-reaching impact. It took place on this day in 1931 as three Oxford University professors decided to stroll down Addison’s Walk, near Magdalen College. Two were committed Christians: J.R.R. Tolkien (who gained fame as the author of the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings) and Huge Dyson. The third was C.S. Lewis.

Lewis had interest in Christianity but continued to have reservations. In particular, he didn’t understand the sacrifice of Jesus. Tolkien and Dyson asked Lewis to think about the many examples in world literature of heroes who sacrificed themselves for a cause. The difference was that the story of Jesus “was true.” It “really happened.”

Their arguments made sense to Lewis. That night, he realized that his questions had been answered, and became a Christian without reservation. Lewis went on to influence thousands for Christ through books, articles, and talks. The turning point was that long walk.

Every believer has the joy and responsibility of telling others about their faith. When we do, we follow the example of Andrew. Among the first to follow Jesus, he was eager to tell others the Good News, starting with his brother Peter. As a result of his witness, he helped change the world!

Jesus told His disciples, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses” (Acts 1:8). Now, we are His witnesses.

In your life, look for an opportunity to witness through your actions and words. You witness when you listen to others and answer their questions. When you tell them what Jesus has done for you.