24 However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Acts 20:24
Paul is saying his final goodbye to the Ephesian elders as he set sail for Jerusalem. Verse 24 is a window into Paul`s deepest motivation. Paul has a single focus and a clear purpose for his life. It was not to get rich, or to have as a comfortable life as possible. Rather, Paul`s purpose was to finish his race well by testifying to the good news of God`s grace. What a beautiful mission! And what a privilege that this mission is not only given to Paul but to each one of us.
What a big privilege that we all have been called to testify to the good news of God`s grace. It`s God`s grace which gives us a firm foundation for our life. Because of His love and grace we don`t need to fear the future. As we will worship again today together, we will testify to the good news of God`s grace. Every day, in our action and words we are called to reflect the good news of His love and grace.
Lord, thank you for the privilege to be called to testify to the good news of your grace. Keep transforming my heart with your grace and help me today to be a witness to your grace in words and deeds. Amen.