Imagine you have just seen something that you thought impossible. Picture it happening. How would you react? Would you believe it or doubt? Would you rely on your own understanding or believe all you knew was wrong? Would you tell people what you’d seen or keep it secret?
Often the response depends on the event, so imagine one which has positive implications, as we all wish to let go of the negative. Imagine something so fundamentally different that your entire world has been shook, but that if it is true, is a wonderful thing.
What if a friend told you they had seen this thing, would you believe them, would you trust them? If your closest friend was convinced beyond all doubt, would you be? What about a stranger? If not one, how about thousands, tens of thousands, millions even? If they were all convinced would you be? Or would you need to see something for yourself? And if they invited you to see it, would you go, or would think it a waste of time?
We have seen the impossible. We have seen the dead raised, the sick healed in miraculous ways. We can’t explain the intricate how it happened, but we can offer one word. Many do not like this word, but many love it, and can’t hear it enough. The word is Jesus. Today, Easter Sunday, we celebrate the impossible, the fact he rose from the dead. I’m not saying I have witnessed Jesus’ rise, but I believe it to be true. I don’t understand it, but accepting it has led to so much more. If you can trust me, someone you barely know, trust Jesus. He knows you so well, and wants you to know him. If you need a sign, ask, and He will provide one. But you must be willing to accept Jesus once the sign has been given. The Bible says “Ask the LORD your God for a sign, whether in the deepest depths or in the highest heights” (Isaiah 7 v 11). So ask away, and be prepared to be blown away. Although I do not have all the answers, feel free to ask questions.