Acts 1:21-22: “Therefore, of these men who have accompanied us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John to that day when He was taken up from us, one of these must become a witness with us of His resurrection.”
When Jesus’ disciples were set to choose someone to take the place of Judas, these are the words they spoke. They wanted someone who had been with them from the beginning and could attest to all that Jesus had done and said. It needed to be someone who had been faithfully by their side along the journey, paying attention, and someone who could reveal Jesus’ true nature to others. They then chose 2 men and left it up to God to make the final decision.
I’m compelled to say to someone this morning, keep serving. Keep showing up. Keep being faithful.
Matthias was not one of the original 12 disciples, but he was 1 of the leaders who spread the gospel of Jesus after the Holy Spirit came at Pentecost. His role was pivotal.
Had he not spent his early years showing up, he would not have been qualified by the Lord. Keep showing up. The Lord sees you and knows you by name. He is preparing a place for you.