Easter 2020 was for many a very scary, devastating one as covid-19 made its way around our world.
For about 2000 years ago a Roman governor of Judaea ushered these words “
This event has been known and retold since the day they were spoken. The reason for the remembrance is, however, not the position and power of the Roman governor but that of the Jewish man and the answer that this man gave to the question “Are you the king of the Jews?”
If we go back and relive that event moment by moment we don’t know the outcome of that mans life at the moment of the conversation. Today we know he was crucified for it.
So what was the answer that Jewish man gave the Roman governor?
He answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.”
Early in my childhood I know I started asking two questions:
1. Who are you, God?
2. Why have you createdme?
I also was, at an early age, well aware of the fact that the only thing I really knew was that I would die.
At the age of 29, living in Wuhan, a city in China, a friend said to me “If Jesus is who he said he was, then that changes … everything.” A couple of month later this thought had matured in me so I was able to receive the truth.
This truth has then needed 30 years of my life to become a reality as well as being a truth. It has costed me everything and giving me abundance. This is my journey about how this truth, as I am writing this, is making it’s way through my pride, shame, hate, mental illness and years of despair and actually becoming the rock of my salvation. But it is not really a story about me at all. It is a story about that Jewish man standing in front of that Roman governor proclaiming what truth really is. Truth carries the impact of life and death in our lives ones we grasp the reality, but the truth is all about Him. The Messiah. Jesus Christ.