And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.–Luke 24:11
As we prepare to celebrate our Lord’s victory over death, hell, and the grave, this is a good time for us to remember that not everyone believes it. There are more doubters than disciples.
Billy Graham once told “TIME” magazine,”If I were an enemy of Christianity, I would aim at the Resurrection, because that is the heart of Christianity”. I haven’t always agreed with Billy on everything, but he got this right. He is on target. That’s exactly what the enemies have done. One after another has denied it and denounced it as though it was a mere myth, a foolish fable. How sad!
Dear friend, you can deny it– as though it was a lie, or ignore it– as though it doesn’t really matter, but you can’t change the facts. You can continue ignoring all the evidence and deprive yourself of hope if you so choose, but I choose to embrace it as the truth, enjoy what it provides, and exclaim it until the day I die. If you want to do otherwise that’s your privilege, but you had better consider the consequences of being wrong. You won’t get a second chance to get it right.
If you’re not a believer I encourage you to reconsider and to examine all the facts before you dismiss the claims of Christ. It not only makes a world of difference now, it determines your eternal destiny. You can’t afford to be wrong! Jesus said,”–I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”(John 14:6). There is no reason to be deceived –He is the “way”. There is no reason to be doubtful–He is the “truth”. There is no reason to be dead in your sins–He is the “life”. He is all you need!