Chuck Colson and the Resurrection!

Chuck Colson, Special Counsel to President Nixon, and known as the President’s “hatchet man” was convicted for obstruction of justice. While in prison Colson became a believer in Jesus and boldly proclaimed him until his death in 2012. Colson once said about the resurrection: “I know the resurrection is a fact, and Watergate proved it to me. How? Because 12 men testified that they had seen Jesus raised from the dead, then tey proclaimed that truth for 40 years, never once denying it. Every one was beaten, tortured, stoned and put in prison. They would not have endured that if it weren’t true. Watergate embroiled 12 of the most powerful men in the world and they couldn’t keep a lie for three weeks. You’re telling me 12 apostles could keep a lie for 40 years? ABSOLUTELY NOT!” Well, if a man that understand trying to keep something quiet knew that it couldn’t be done, he would certainly look closely at what the apostles did throughout their lives and be in astonishment. Just the testimony of their lives was enough for him. It’s Thursday, on Thursday during the week of Passion for Jesus he was thinking about the Passover Meal, probably that very first one in Exo. 12, or maybe his remembrance of his first Passover with his parents in Jerusalem as a young boy, or possibly eyeing Golgotha as they arrived in town, he knew that his mission was fixed and he was ready to go. Is your mission fixed? Are you ready today to celebrate the resurrection with your life and your words? Are you celebrating today that new life promised through Jesus’ resurrection? Let’s pray that the Holy Spirit today leads us to the cross so that we can shout it out from the rooftops: JESUS IS ALIVE!

Published by advicefromyourunclerobin

Robin is a Pastor, has been for 40 years. He is married to Jayme and together they have 7 children. Candace, Courtney, Cassidy, Caleb, Kally, Collin & Jacob. Robin & Jayme have great and awesome grandchildren. He loves his Webb City Cardinals, the St. Louis Cardinals. He also tries to go golfing and fly fishing whenever he can - but not nearly enough.

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