Yet many of the people believed in him. They said, “When the Christ appears, will he do more signs than this man has done?” John 7:31
There comes a time when you have to decide. You will never get every question answered.
Decisions in life always boil down to a calculated risk. You listen, you study, you research, you observe, you ask questions, you list the pros and cons, and you get feedback from people you trust. But those things won’t make the decision for you. Ultimately you must decide based upon the information you have…and hopefully by that time it is not too late.
Crossing the “faith” line is scary but so rewarding. A decision to place one’s faith in Jesus Christ is the best decision a person could ever make. But until you cross the line, you will always wonder what will really happen. There will always be more questions that you wish you had the answers to. But that will always be the case. There’s always one more question to ask.
Crossing the “faith” line is not a step in the dark. It’s meant to be a step based upon truth and reality. We are born sinners, separated from God. It doesn’t take a lot to prove that case. We are unable to get any closer to God, no matter how religious we become. This conclusion simply takes a little honesty. The real problem comes knowing that there is also a judgment countdown clock ticking away. One day, when we die, there will come a day of reckoning for our sin. This clock is simply ticking away and there’s nothing you can do to stop it – other than make a decision.
And then comes the historical case for Jesus Christ. Jesus was God in the flesh. Since He was miraculously born of a virgin He entered this world sinless and innocent. He therefore could ultimately offer Himself as a perfect, sinless sacrifice for our sin and meet the demands of a perfect and holy God. God’s perfect standard requires perfect justice… atonement for sin. Jesus lovingly and willingly offered His life for ours. He died for our sin. Three days later He was raised from the dead-a miracle observed by at least 500 people.
Then, and today, He offers life to the people He created. These are the same people who were born sinners and helpless to change that terminal condition. Why? Because He loves you. What more do you need to know?
As the Scripture says in the passage that kicked off this blog, “When the Christ appears, will he do more signs than this man has done?” In other words, what are you waiting for? There’s not going to be anyone else come and do what He did. He is the one you’ve been waiting for. I know, you still have questions. You always will. Don’t let that stop you from acting on the truth you know.
Go ahead and cross the line. As a “fisher of men” I plead with you to cross the line. You won’t regret it.