POINTING TO CHRIST
“It is as impossible for us to demonstrate the existence of God, as it would be for even Sherlock Holmes to demonstrate the existence of Arthur Conan Doyle. All wise. All-powerful. All-loving. All-knowing. … God cannot be expressed but only experienced. In the last analysis, you cannot pontificate but can only point. A Christian is one who points at Christ and says, “I can’t prove a thing, but there’s something about his eyes and his voice. There’s something about the way he carries his head, his hands. The way he carries his cross. The way he carries me,” writes Frederick Buechner.
We are only partially finished when we share scripture, share knowledge and tell others about Jesus. Until we can share what Christ has done for us, and in us, and point others to the Christ who has done these things… we remain in theory and hypothesis. Others must see and hear about the way he carries us.
“And when John had heard in prison about the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples and said to Him, “Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?” Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he who is not offended because of me.” Jesus