In John 3:16, we read, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Jesus came into this world as a baby, born in a manger in Bethlehem. Although he lived a sinless life, he was crucified and died for our sins. Jesus paid the price. For what he did during his lifetime, and after his death, we must believe in Jesus.
Jesus rose from the grave
Death could not keep Jesus in the grave. , On the third day, he rose again, just as he said he would. This is one of the most compelling reasons why we must believe in Jesus.
In Luke 24, we read about Jesus’s victorious resurrection from the grave, three days after he was crucified. Very early on the first day of the week, some of the women who were with him before he died, went to the tomb with the spices they had prepared. When they arrived, they found the stone which had been placed in front of Jesus’s tomb had been rolled away. They entered the tomb, but did not find Jesus’s body.
While the women wondered what had happened to Jesus’s body, “two men with clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them” (verse 4) and told them that Jesus had risen, just as he had told them. They went back and told the 11 disciples what had happened, but the disciples did not believe them. Jesus later appeared to his some of his disciples also. Thomas, one of the disciples, who was not present, did not believe when the others told him that Jesus was risen. He wanted to see the nail marks in Jesus’s hands, put his finger in the marks and in Jesus’s side before he believed (John 20).
One week later, Jesus appeared and to his disciples again and showed Thomas the nail marks in his hands and told him to put his hand in his side, stop doubting and believe. Jesus also said, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen yet have believed” (John 20:29). If you want to be more blessed, believe in Jesus.
Believe in Jesus and make more progress
If you want to make more progress in life, especially spiritually, you must believe in Jesus. Everyone believes in someone or something. Do you know of anyone else who said he or she would die and rise again three days after and did so? The only person I believe did this was Jesus Christ. Study the life of Jesus and you will learn more about the miraculous things he did. If you believe in Jesus and practice what he preached, you will make more progress in life. You will also focus more on love and put God first. I believe in Jesus. What about you?