Mark 15: 31 So also the chief priests with the scribes mocked him to one another, saying, “He saved others; he cannot save himself. 32 Let the Christ, the King of Israel, come down now from the cross that we may see and believe.” Those who were crucified with him also reviled him.
Everyone beileves in something. We can’t survive day to day otherwise. Hope (or lack thereof) comes from what we put our beilef in. It may be hard to find hope at times if our beliefs are put in our own abilities.
There are many who refuse to beilef in what they can’t see, claiming an invisible God cannot be real.
But the real issue with a lack of faith in God isn’t the visible proof it’s the implications the truth has on the person’s life. If Jesus really died for all of us to be free then how serious was the thing I am being saved from?
What happens if I don’t accept the salvation? What happens if I choose to stay away from God? Am I causing some of the evil out in the world? Does God want me destroyed if I don’t give my life to Him? Will I be a different person if I give myself to Jesus? What happens to all those I care about who won’t beileve in God?
Christ’s sacrifice has serious implications to a person’s life, especially if they have been a stranger to Christ all their lives. I recall mulling over the above questions and more before I came to Christ. I sympathize with those who don’t want any part of it, its a terrifying feeling to have all you know turned upside down with a new faith in God.
But as hard and scary as it can be it is the most amaizng and uplifting experience to be welcomed into God’s family. Both by the Father and here on earth in His church!