8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Empowered: will receive the POWER when the Holy Spirit comes on to you
Commissions: will BE MY WITNESS
Selection: Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, end of the world
Assuring words from our Lord that we are not facing the world alone but with the Holy Spirit given unto us. I believed that those hearing these words were just ordinary men and women, many perhaps full of fear and doubt in their own strength, and completely helpless to carry out the great task that the Lord had entrusted to them. But when the Holy Spirit came, He empowered them with the message of the risen Christ and salvation, which spread throughout the Roman empire.
The power that we received when the Holy Spirit came unto us comprises courage, boldness, confidence, insight, ability and authority. We need these gifts to fulfill our mission in spreading the gospel and sharing our testimony. In our daily living, we also need the Holy Spirit to guide us with these gifts. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we are all commissioned to share the grace of salvation, the truth, the sovereignty of God and be His witness for our family members (Jerusalem), our neighbours, colleagues (Judea, Samaria) and the world (end of the world).
Staying at home means spending more time with our family members. Ask God to grant us the opportunity to be Christ's witness to those close to us who have yet to know Christ, and show His love and humanity through our actions at home.
In this time of change and adjustment in our lives, we have more time with our loved ones. Grant us patience when we are tempted to lash out in anger towards our family member and teach us forgiveness when we feel unforgiven.