“And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.”-John 15:27
Jesus told his disciples that they would bear witness to him, reporting what they had seen and heard. They were given the gift of witnessing his life and ministry, and then of telling the story about who he was and what he came to do. Through the disciples, we are also invited to bear witness to Jesus.
But we need to connect this verse with the surrounding context. In verse 26, Jesus said that the Spirit bears witness about him and pointed us to the dance within Trinity between Father, Son, and Spirit. We are invited into the community of love. God exists in a perfect, loving relationship, and he desires us to join him.
Jesus, you have called your followers to bear witness to you. You have given me the message of life, yet so often I seem to forget the life you have given me. Enliven me again with the message of your grace. Amen.