Hard to Believe

Have you witnessed an amazing event? Have you seen something you could hardly believe? Would you like to see something amazing? Would you like to be part of something amazing? Can you imagine how John the Baptist felt when he witnessed what happened at Jesus’ baptism?

We may have seen something amazing in our lifetimes. We may have seen something we weren’t sure really happened. We replay them in our mind over and over and over, just to try to wrap our minds around them.

In Jeff Pearlman’s book, The Last Folk Hero, The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson, he relates a story of Bo hitting a home run during his freshman year at Auburn University. They were visiting Alabama Christian College that spring day. A relief pitcher came in to pitch in the fifth inning. Bo steps in and clobbered the third pitch. It sailed beyond the outfield wall, over the street, over the pines, and on one hop, hit against the wall of an apartment complex. It was estimated to have gone 525 feet (pg 122). Amazing!

John the Baptist witnessed something even more amazing. Upon baptizing Jesus, he saw the Spirit of God descend like a dove and rest on Jesus. He saw the promise of God to redeem the world come to him and begin His ministry. He witnessed the most promising moment in the history of the world. There was no end to the potential for what would happen. There is no end of what can still happen, until God decides the time has come to end time.

We are promised the same Spirit that came to rest on Jesus. We are promised to be guided by the Spirit if we will accept it. God desires to bless us with the gift of His Spirit. We can accept God’s gift as easily as Jesus did. We, too, can witness something amazing.

I pray we all accept the gift of God’s Spirit. I pray we choose to allow the Spirit to guide our lives. I pray each one of us will be a participant and witness of something amazing. Accept the gift. Accept the Holy Spirit. Allow the Spirit to guide you. Participate in something amazing. Witness something amazing.

John 1:32-34 And John testified, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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