August 29, 2011
Henry Augustus Rowland, professor of physics at Johns Hopkins University, was once called as an expert witness at a trial. During cross-examination, a lawyer demanded, "What are your qualifications as an expert witness in this case?"
The normally modest and retiring professor replied quietly, "I am the greatest living expert on the subject under discussion." Later, a friend who was well acquainted with Rowland spoke with him, expressing surprise at the professor's uncharacteristic answer. Rowland simply stated, "Well, what did you expect me to do? I was under oath."
This reminds me of an old Texas saying – “It ain’t braggin’ if it’s true.” Rowland wasn’t bragging, he was simply stating the truth.
Like the Physics professor, Christians are called upon to simply speak the truth. We are not the bearers of some of the truth or half of the truth. We are the bearers of all of the Truth.
Jesus is not a way to God; He is the way. The Christ is not, as Mohammad said, merely a great prophet. He is God incarnate. Our heavenly Father did not send a representative to earth; because of His great love, He sent His only Son.
We are under oath, and our testimony comes as life to millions who need to hear it. We are Christ’s followers; experts through our experience with Him and bound by what we have heard the Spirit reveal to our hearts. We have an obligation to speak it to the world.
Speak the truth this week. Tell someone the truth about Jesus.
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