A Google search for unbelievable stories brings up a list of odd stories, but the story of Jesus Christ is the unbelievable story of all time. The creator of the universe leaves His heavenly abode to become part of His creation. He could have appeared on earth as an alien or a special being but He chose to be born as a (helpless) baby to an insignificant family in an insignificant town. At least when He grew up He could have boasted to the world about His heavenly credentials but he avoided talking about it and generally kept off the limelight. Without any fanfare he performed amazing miracles, made the blind to see, healed the lame and raised the dead. He made no effort to escape a horrible death. After three days, His tomb was astonishingly found empty but still He revealed Himself only to limited friends before returning to His heavenly abode.
This story seems so utterly far-fetched and bizarre but still millions have believed in this story and even given up their lives for this story. I am grateful that I knew this story from childhood. Sometimes I wonder if it was because of early exposure to this story that made me believe it. What would have happened if I grew up in a hostile environment? I can’t say; but even though the story about Jesus Christ seems unbelievable, I know that I am drawn toward it by Jesus Himself so that in spite of problems that arise due to my faith, my faith strangely gets deeper.
Sadly many have distorted this story. Many leaders have used His name for their personal fame and gain. Some of us are grieved by the revelations of how we were duped by some leaders in the Laymen’s Evangelical Fellowship like Mr. Joshua Daniel. This is very sad but we have already been warned in the Bible in Act 20:29-31a (ISV) “I know that when I’m gone savage wolves will come among you and not spare the flock. Indeed, some of your own men will arise and distort the truth in order to lure the disciples into following them. So be alert!” So let us instead look to Jesus, who a few hours before His betrayal, physically washed the feet of His disciples including His betrayer; practically showing us how to treat one another. Let us not Lord over the other but learn to be a servant even as our Master showed us how. During this Good Friday and Easter let us meditate on this incredible fact (not a mere story) of all times and make Jesus our life story.