Have you ever witnessed the sunset? How about the Son Rise?
Isaiah 43:10 “You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.”
Once you’ve seen the sunset you will never forget it. You will be drawn back to it night after night and year after year. All shades of colors shoot across the evening sky, bouncing off the waters edge, as the red ball of fury hits the ocean’s end in the West and falls deep into the other side of the world.
Truly, it will bring amazement to your mind, light to your eyes, romance to your heart, a smile to your face, and a complete change to your attitude. Being a witness of this wonder of creation changes you for the better.
Just think about what being a Chosen witness of Christ will do.
Earlier this evening, as everyone was winding down, dinner was cleaned up, a cake was in the oven, I was outside enjoying a good read, and my son’s exhaustion had gotten the best of him and his attitude. So I decided it would be best to take my child on a walk to see the sunset.
His heart began to melt as he raced after me.
We watched the sky and all of its beauty, we tucked our feet in the soft sand, and enjoyed the time, his attitude changed to reflect what he saw. When we are witnesses of Christ, God transforms us into what He sees us as, a precious child of God.
Isaiah 43:4 “Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life.”
The transformation isn’t always or hardly ever, quick to be seen, but with time, God will do something completely new within us and through us.
Isaiah 43:19 “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
God will change our attitudes and appearance, our speech, how we love one another, the way we carry ourselves and how we live.
He will stop us from being Selfish and make us selfless.
We will be more joyful in giving then receiving.
Then, when others see us they should see what the Son rose for, and see the reflection of Christ in us.
This reflection should be shining out His Glory and His Story, declaring Him, like the sunset, to the entire World!