Monday, June 16, 2014
Why I Am a Christian
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it. Matthew 13:44-46
Last week, I spent five hours sifting through tens of thousands of books at a massive used book sale that benefited a local counseling ministry. I quickly browsed the classics and poetry and crafting sections, but spent the majority of my time combing through the religion section. I painstakingly fingered my way through each and every title, picking up to investigate those that caught my attention and tickled my curiosity. I felt like a treasure hunter digging through the relics of a past civilization searching for the long, forgotten, priceless gem of great beauty rumored to exist. Don’t tell me reading isn’t an adventure!!!
I turned off the TV and picked up and read one of those priceless gems last night—Jesus with Dirty Feet by Don Everts. I had actually put it back a couple of times because of the subtitle: A Down-to-Earth Look at Christianity for the Curious & Skeptical. While I was that person a decade and a half ago, I am no longer skeptical about the faith I have come to embrace. The main title and the content’s poetic form kept calling out to me, so I relented and purchased it. Boy, am I glad I did! First of all it is a marvelous book, not just for the curious and skeptical, but also for those who, like me, out of the sheer daily living of our Christian faith can become blind to the beauty and significance of it.
Why did you become a Christian, a follower of Christ?
Posted by Maureen Profeta