For those who are not Christians or are maybe agnostic in their faith, I ask the question.
Who is Jesus Christ?
The Romans documented his crucifixion so we know that he was not a mythological character such as Zeus or Apollo. So that leaves us with a few alternatives. He was either a fraud, a lunatic, a normal guy or the messiah.
If he was a fraud, do you think he would have allowed himself to be executed? Most criminals have this thing about self preservation so I would think that when things got harry he would have bolted at the first sign of trouble.
If he was a lunatic, would the Romans have gone to the trouble to execute him? In addition, how many guys do we see wearing aluminum hats having the staying power of their message for more than a minute, let alone 2000 years?
A normal guy? Well Jesus had hundreds of people follow him from city to city in an attempt to hear his message, hardly normal.
So that leaves us with the Messiah.
I've always loved the movie Braveheart because it illustrates in incredible vivid fashion as to what it means so passionate about a cause that you're willing to die for the cause. William Wallace still lives in the heart of many Scots, 600 years after his death.
What if someone was so passionate about God and his relationship with people, he was willing to die in order to reconcile the relationship between God and humanity? That's what Christ did for us.
So if you are still in doubt about Christ's cause, give some thought this Easter weekend about someone who created a legacy that's lasted more than 2000 years and lives in the souls of more than 2 billion people today.
Many people are put off by Christian evangelism. I know, I was one of them. But a few years ago, someone told me that when you watch a really great movie you tell people about it, you don't remain silent. Well imagine how much you want to share the greatest thing that ever happened in your life.... You want to share it with the world.
Have a great Good Friday and Easter weekend.