Yesterday I continued my garage reorganization project, as I went through the papers from my father’s estate, that, are now over ¼ century old. Yes I am a stuffer. I’d compulsively saved the papers for far longer than was necessary.
His was a life. It was a life filled with obstacles, and joy, and a difficult old age. There’s really nothing left but his papers gradually entering big incinerators.
When we die, what is left on earth is some evidence we existed, but very little else. Ancestry.com when taking it head on is an indication we all die someday. It might be a lot of fun to explore, but that’s what it says.
When I turned 40, I began to study the life of the most remarkable human being who ever walked the face of the earth. He covered the key subjects. He told us in a parable of the Good Samaritan how to treat others. He defined love. He even beat death.
Is that true about the Resurrection, beating death? After his Resurrection he was present before hundreds of people. The most widely available records of antiquity are the very old manuscripts that include reference to those witnesses. He begat the largest and most successful religious/social movement in the history of humankind.
If you haven’t given Him serious consideration, in the midst of our plague, it might just be a good idea. To those of us who believe, Jesus offers eternal life, the ultimate gift. To those who don’t believe, you might reconsider your skepticism.