Did you know that honey does not spoil? Did you know that Neil Armstrong went through U.S. customs in Honolulu, Hawaii, on the way back from the moon? Did you know that at launch, the iPhone had the same computing power as NASA in 1969 when it launched the historical manned mission to the moon? There are things that we are not aware of that when brought to our attention that we find hard to believe.
Sometimes notorious individuals make radical life style changes and we find that hard to believe. We watch the vicious torture and brutality that goes on in the world and sometimes not so far from us and again, we find that hard to believe.
Maybe you’ve had a very dear friend that you thought you could count on or depend on in a time of crisis and they didn’t even show up or didn’t come when you had expected them to and you find that hard to believe.
There are those moments when you turn to someone for counsel or words of advice and the words they offered you weren’t the words you were hoping for or expected and once again you found that hard to believe.
There are stories of nobodies that surprised everyone by some extraordinary accomplishments that no one dreamed or believed were possible that many found hard to believe.
As we enter the season that leads to the celebration of the resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we understand that there were many things that Jesus said and did that left even His most devoted followers expressing doubts and disbelief.
As I look back at the life and ministry of Jesus, I find it hard to believe that the creator God had me in mind even before He laid the foundation of the world and sent His one and only Son into the world to provide the payment for my sin.
Through the month of March we will talk about the moments in Jesus’ ministry that include his death, burial, and resurrection that leave us confessing it’s hard to believe what Jesus said, what He did, and His profound life changing impact on even the most unexpected.
All of us know someone that hasn’t been to church in a while or might just be waiting for someone to invite them. They might find some of the things they’ve heard about Jesus hard to believe. You might find it hard to believe that if you invited them, they just might come with you. God has a long track record of shaking things up and shocking the world. No greater proof of that than the resurrection – when God raised His Son from the dead. Hope you’ll join us for this series and invite friends and family to join us, too.
Pastor Randy Mitchell