[box] Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. Luke 9:26[/box]
What in the world doesn’t take courage? You need courage to get up in the morning. You may even need it to look in the mirror.
But what do we really know about courage?
When was the last time you told a stranger about Jesus, faced an angry mob, got arrested for your faith?
The disciples faced death and persecution daily, but in their commitment to truth, they grew in courage.
They knew the truth and truth had a name. They saw Jesus, the one who had been nailed to the cross, alive and well three days later! Seeing Him alive transformed them to become alive.
Suddenly they didn’t care about the opinion of man. Jesus was the object of their courage. They now had living proof stirring something inside, making them living proof—right to the end.
You can have that kind of courage too. But first, it takes courage to ask for it.
Dear God, thank you for being our Glorious Living Proof. Please help us be your living proof too!