27 – Witness

There was once a girl named Jess. She had been a Christian for 5 years, having been saved at the age of 12.

One day, she was at a restaurant with some of her friends. They were talking about typical high school things when one of the guys started badmouthing Christians. Everyone started laughing except for Jess. Something inside her told her to speak out, but she remained quiet.

After leaving the restaurant, Jess felt ashamed. She realized that she had had the opportunity to witness to her friends, but she had been too afraid. She started to cry.

When she got home, she told her mom what had happened. Her mom hugged her and said, “Don’t worry, Jess. God will always be faithful to you, even when your faith is weak.”

The next day, Jess was walking to class when she saw the boy who had badmouthed Christians. She took a deep breath and walked up to him. “Hey,” she said. “I just wanted to let you know that I’m a Christian, and I forgive you for what you said. If you’d like to talk about it further, I’d be happy to.”

The boy was surprised. He had expected Jess to be angry with him. But he was also curious about what she had to say. They talked for a long time, and Jess was able to share her faith with him. The boy was impressed by her kindness and her willingness to forgive him.

After a few more conversations, the boy decided to become a Christian. He was baptized and joined a church. He went on to become a pastor, and he is now using his platform to share the love of Christ with others.

Jess was so happy that she had been able to share her faith with the boy. She knew that she had made a difference in his life, and she was grateful for the opportunity to have been a witness.

“If we are faithless, he remains faithfulfor he cannot deny himself.”

2 Timothy 2:13

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