Remember this commercial?
As the NBA season heads toward playoffs, Lebron James, now in his third season with the Miami Heat, has just lead his team on an amazing regular season run including a recent stretch during which the Heat won 27 straight games. Though my vote for greatest basketball player of all time will likely always be Michael Jordan, I have to admit that Lebron is an amazing athlete. We are living in the time when we get to be his witnesses.
A witness watches something. A basketball player. A crime. A story unfolding before them. Sometimes the witness is called upon to tell the story of what they saw.
Jesus once called his disciples witnesses. What did they see?
I wish I could have seen it. Peruse the biblical books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and the stories are amazing. Despite the Dos Equis marketing campaign, Jesus was the most interesting person who ever lived. I’m not even referring to the miracles. Just read his parables and you’ll see his artistic genius. A few stories brought many people to their knees. Some in prayer, some in pain, eventually including Jesus himself.
What it must have been like. The disciples were witnesses of it all.
And yet, we are still witnesses in our own right. We have seen Jesus too, albeit a bit differently. How have you seen him in your life? What is the story you have to tell?