John 16:12-15: 12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. 14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. 15 All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.”
Is it just me or does it seem that the ‘bizarre meter’ is going off more often than ever before? Strange things happening. People doing things you never thought you’d see them do. Men and women, even teens and children, are angry, frustrated, and disturbed as never before. While mankind has always maintained an element of the bizarre, it seems to be at a heightened, more intense level now than ever before.
This can only mean one thing: people are still searching for peace. The soul of humanity is still volatile and needing answers to their deep gnawing within. And here we find ourselves in 2015, still grappling with how to get the answer to a lost and dying world. It’s simple and complicated all at the same time, right? There have never been more avenues than there are today in all corners of the world to deliver the Answer. Yet so many are still searching, and many times they’re stepping over the answer in search of it.
You have the Answer! Jesus Himself told His disciples in the book of John about His upcoming departure back to His Father. I must admit, if I had been standing alongside Jesus’ evangelistic team I would’ve been scratching my head a bit, as well. “Huh? It’s BETTER for you to go away?” It would be several weeks before His followers would be able to grasp what Jesus was saying to them here in chapter 16. But when they received His precious, powerful Holy Spirit in His fullness, they totally got it!
If you haven’t found the Answer, you’ll find the basis of a good understanding right here. I can’t think of a better time for you to acknowledge and accept the life-giving power of God through His Son Jesus than this Easter celebration week! If you have the Answer and simply don’t know how to share it, make that your personal mission over these next few days and weeks. It’s more likely than not that an individual will accept such life-transforming opportunities from someone they already know and have a relationship with. You could be all that is standing in his or her way from ending the search of a lifetime!
As we celebrate this amazing transformation of Jesus’s death on the Cross, to save us from eternal death, to His victorious dominion over death to bring us life eternal, let us never forget that someone is searching for what we possess. The way I see it, someone gave me that unbelievable opportunity 35 years ago. Surely I can do the same for someone else God sends my way.