I was reading a book about the varied religions of human history and loved the author’s summary. It went like this: Jesus is God Among Sages. His connection with our Father-Creator is one-of-a-kind. His amazing teaching and miracles surpass other historical figures to make them not comparable. And His roots springing from hundreds of years of fulfilled prophecy from the Jewish nation is nothing short of incredible.
From the timeless God story we are given everything we need to understand who God is, what He is doing, and how we fit into His plan for ultimate glory. This is the story of the God Story. God has moved. God has spoken. And we are given amazing access to our place in this epic unfolding of events.
“So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts. But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.” – 2 Peter 1:19-21
This is the energy of authentic faith, unlocked for whoever cares about it. I have never regretted my decision to examine God’s story and compare it to the other options.