Quick thought from yesterday’s sermon. If you time-travel back a few years, it’s crazy that:
- A machine big enough to carry people could fly.
- Flipping a switch could light up a room.
- You talk into something, and people thousands of miles away hear your voice.
- Carriages travel at 60 mph — everyone knows horses can’t pull a carriage that fast!
- Men could walk on the moon.
- I move around a piece of equipment called a mouse (???), push a button, and another machine (to which it isn’t even attached by a wire) does something.
- Because I pushed a button in Scotland, people on perhaps every continent will read these words.
It’s not crazy if it’s true. Just because a thing is outside your own experience does not make it impossible or crazy. Why be so narrow-minded as to rule out as impossible anything which is outside your experience and understanding?
Act 26:8, 24-25
8 Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?
24 And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad.
25 But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.
If there is a God, a real God, it would be incredible if He didn’t raise the dead, if He made it so that this life is all there is.
Jesus rose from the dead. It’s not crazy if it’s true. Many people are like Festus — if they haven’t seen it or don’t understand how it could happen, then you must be mad. It’s a pity. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ changes everything, bringing hope, joy, and peace with God, and they are missing out.