Back in my younger days, BC (before Christ) I had my hand at the stock market a time or two with pretty mixed results. Well, let’s be painfully transparent here, it wasn’t good. I’ve learned some hard lessons.
I can’t honestly ever remember hearing the words, “I’ve got a sure thing for you to invest in…” but if I had I probably would have given it a try. Thankfully I’ve abandoned those bad ideas and invest in a slow and steady way.
Remeber the quote that “nothing in this world is certain except for death and taxes”?
There is one sure thing I was reminded of today. Christ lives. He is a sure thing. He is THE sure thing, and more importantly, we have evidence of that surety. Look at the amazing claim made here and see if you find the evidence as compelling as I do.
Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us, just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us, it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught. Luke 1:1–4
When we want to know about things what do we do? We dig in, we research it, we seek it out by talking with people, search the internet. This is what Luke has done, well except search the web.
He did his due-dilligence in the matter because this was important. The claims made by and about Jesus are hard to believe, but if you had a chance to sit and talk with those that saw them would it be compelling to you? Luke says you can have “certainty” about these things.
Think about that. Prophecies from the Old Testament came true before them. Jesus predicted His death and resurrection. Jesus was resurrected and seen by over 500 eye witnesses. The testimonies of changed lives. These are just a quick few mentions. There are countless reasons to believe and have certainty.
So I’ll ask you… do you? Do you believe? Nothing is stopping you, it’s not the evidence. It’s your unwillingness to surrender; to give in and believe Christ. This is what faith is all about. It’s not blind faith, it’s educated faith and it’s a life changing faith.
Believe the good news today. It’s a sure thing.