“Then he said, ‘The God of our ancestors has already chosen you to know his will, to see the Righteous One, and to hear a command from his mouth, because you will be his witness to all people of what you have seen and heard.” Acts 22:14-15 NET https://bible.com/bible/107/act.22.14-15.NET
It would be cool to see the Lord and hear Him say you are my chosen witness. If no such event occurs, are we free from obedience to His command to be His witness? As God said to His Apostle Thomas, those who believe without seeing are more blessed. So too, we are those who have been chosen but not given a personal vision. Yet if we seek God diligently through the Scriptures, we will see Him and hear His commands so that we can be a faithful and true witnesses to His ways. All of us alive in Christ today have been chosen by God to know Him and to make Him known. His choosing of us, His rescue of us from death to life, His adoption of us as sons and daughters, while perhaps less dramatic than that of the Apostle Paul, is no less miraculous for we too were dead but now have been made alive in Christ. We too, have a story to tell of God’s work in our lives even as we increase our understanding of His work in the world so that we can better explain God’s character, nature, and will to others. This understanding of God comes from our time with God in His word and from our experience of God through obeying His commands. Our work is to witness in His world, beginning with the family and friends in our lives today to lead them all to Jesus as Savior and to encourage them to obey Him as their Lord.