Thought for the Month

Certainty Uncertainty

In these days of uncertainty whether they be political, financial, ecclesiastical, climatic or social, objects of enduring quality come to the fore. The gold bullion price often skyrockets like it did with the financial crisis in the last decade. Then there are the diamond markets and the extraordinary price of jewels such as the ‘Koh‑I‑Noor’ diamond. Others invest in works of art. One famous work of art is ‘The Last Supper’ by Leonardo da Vinci which hangs in Milan. Da Vinci’s artwork has inspired other artists like Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol. Even a Chinese artist Zeng Fanzhi was inspired by this European painting and his version was sold at Sotheby’s auction for $23m. But for the Christian certainty is found in a different direction.

The Old Testament and the New Testament have been around for thousands of years. They attest to the events described therein. Luke in opening his account states that we "may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught". (Luke 1:4 ESV)

Therefore the Christian looks at this time of year, when the death of our Lord Jesus is considered to follow the request to "do this in remembrance of me" being certain it’s an accurate record of the words of Jesus and the certainty of the importance of following his direction. (Luke 22:19 NKJV)

Then if there is certainty that this request is valid in this day and age, then there is also certainty in his resurrection, and therefore the resurrection of all the dead in due time.