The Bigger Witness

So often the revelation of the Father is revealed in such simplicity that we just miss it. Put another way, we are more often guilty of taking the simple things of life for granted. We focus more on the bigger things of life and tend to forget how important the smaller blessings really are. In fact, God is a God who takes nothing for granted. In His eyes everything is important and everything is a blessing. From the Father’s point of view there is really no difference between what we perceive as little or as big. God created everything with a divine purpose and that purpose is so important that it prevails regardless of the size of the created thing.
 
This concept is also applicable to principles. In other words, every principle, every truth that God reveals is important. It is important regardless of its impact. If a principle is applied in the life of just one person that is precious to the Father because it carries the potential to change that one life. If a word is spoken and transforms multitudes that is monumental to the Father because His desire is that truth impacts everyone. God desires that everyone would be impacted by His Word! His Word is truth and has the ability to transform every living human being. His Word can transform adults as well as children.  It makes no difference what a person’s background was or how old an individual may be. The Word of God reveals truth to any and everyone who receives it.
 
One must meditate on the fact that even the Word of God has a purpose. The greater purpose for the Word of the Father is to produce a witness for His glory and of His presence in the earth. God has always wanted His presence represented in the earth. Jesus, His only begotten Son, demonstrated this truth in His own life as well as in His calling of disciples. In other words, Jesus knew that He was never called to represent His Father’s presence alone. He understood that the whole world was called to know the Father and then to represent His will in the earth. This is “the bigger witness.” What the church must come to understand is that even though we are each called to be a witness, the greater impact will always come from our unity and our collective witness.
 
This is why the writer of Ecclesiastes took great liberty in reminding us:
 
“That two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work. If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
 
Let us remind ourselves that these verses serve only as an illustration of a greater principle. The writer is attempting to make the reader aware of a principle that will work if the reader only applies it in his or her life. Simply put, what one can do, two will always do better. What one can accomplish, a multitude can complete quicker. The life that one individual lives for the glory of God will always be superseded by the testimony of many.
 
One of the hardest things to realize in this life is unity! It makes no difference what the context might be, the struggle is always the same. We tend to do things individually.  We think this way because we are more mindful of ourselves rather than of others. Our own individual needs tend to come first as opposed to the needs of others. We think this way and ultimately live this way. However, from the beginning God thought in terms of humanity, all of mankind. Even though God is mindful of each of us as individuals, His purpose was always to save the world—every human being who would believe in His Son, Jesus Christ. The bigger witness will always be the result of the body of Christ operating as one! May the day come quickly when every man and woman, every husband and wife, every family, every church, and every entity where people live and work together—may they realize “that two are better than one.” May we hasten the day when what we do together is more important than what we do alone. May the Father’s vision finally be realized, that “a cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
​​In His Service, 
Clarence V. Boyd, Jr. 
Senior Pastor


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