Acts 26:16 18– But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you, delivering you from your people and from the Gentiles – to whom I am sending you to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive the forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.
In his defense to King Agrippa, Paul shares from his conversion in Damascus, that Jesus called him to be a servant/witness for the gospel. The gospel is the only thing has the power to transform darkness to light. By believing in the resurrection of Christ and placing your faith in Him you receive forgiveness for your sins.
The gospel defense that Paul presented to King Agrippa 2000 years ago is the same gospel we need to proclaim today! We are commissioned to share the Good News and make disciples in His name. Jesus is the light of the world and he defeated the domain of darkness and offers us a new life through our trust in him. As believers, we should be prepared to give a defense for our hope of eternal life and forgiveness of sins through Jesus.
Thank you for sending Jesus to bring light into the world and defeat darkness. Let your Spirit guide me to be a witness and share my hope in the gospel.