Letting Out the Lion
Then He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” – John 20:27
Suppose an argument arose around the lion’s cage at the zoo about how strong and ferocious the lion was. To your amazement, there were some people who doubted that he was strong or ferocious at all. Now, you could point out the lion’s size, teeth, claws, hunting instinct, and history as a man-eater. Or, you could simply open the cage, whereupon the lion itself would immediately remove all doubt!
This is precisely what a great nineteenth-century preacher named Charles Spurgeon said about the Bible. Is it true? Is it authoritative? Is it able to acquaint sinners with the Savior? We can argue about it forever; or we can faithfully study the Bible, share it, and let God remove all doubt by bearing His own witness!
Friends, the Bible doesn’t need defending. Let loose the lion and watch it do its own convincing!
For those with faith, no explanation is necessary. For those without, no explanation is possible. – Thomas Aquinas
Lord, today I pray that you will give me the boldness of a lion to share my faith and your word and then allow you, Holy Spirit to do the convincing. Amen.