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Stevan Dohanos, Stain Glass Window (1952)

1) a. A declaration by a witness under oath, as that given before a court or deliberative body.
1) b. All such declarations, spoken or written, offered in a legal case or deliberative hearing.
2) Evidence in support of a fact or assertion; proof.
3) A public declaration regarding a religious experience.
4) a. The stone tablets inscribed with the Law of Moses.
1) b. The ark containing these tablets.
Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

Most Christians are rather shy about giving their testimonies. It’s not that they’re embarrassed; it’s just that their testimonies seem so, well, dull. All those years of doubting, searching and reaching out to find God, nights without sleep, agonized uncertainties, feelings of jealousy or disdain when a friend finds the Lord. And when the final decision is made, once the journey has ended (but really just begun): the accepting of the salvation of Jesus Christ and following Him into everlasting life, glorious as it is, just isn’t theatrical. It’s rarely the Hollywood version.

For most of us, there’s no lightening, no earth shaking, no Angels throwing garlands at our feet. Yet many of us know someone who DID have the Hollywood version, “My heart was racing and my sweat was pouring and I felt my whole body change all at once and suddenly I could see clearly for the first time in my entire life. I’d never known such joy, such elation, such a feeling of being loved by God! I was finally home!”

Even though the decision to make Jesus our Lord, Savior, and Boss (!) is the most important, exciting, life-altering step we can make, when we tell others, when we give our testimony, we think it sounds about as dramatic as ordering a sandwich with rye instead of whole wheat.

Here we deal with testimonies. They are different for each person. Some will be just like a C B DeMille spectacle. Some will sound as simple as having a light switched on. But keep in mind that in God’s eyes, not a single testimony is boring. Don't take my word for it. Read about it in Luke 15:4-10,

Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.' I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’ In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

I welcome any and all to submit testimonies for this page: