Oh, the blessing of these men and women who spent three years traveling and learning directly from you, Lord. These are the eyewitnesses. These are the ones who struggled to believe at first. These are the ones who ran in fear, but changed drastically at the realization of your resurrection. These are the ones who faced persecution, but preached the gospel anyway. These are the blessed who sparked the explosion of faith in Christ that still takes hold today. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Thank you that the Holy Spirit bears witness with my spirit in your name and according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.

“But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.” (John 15:26-27 ESV)