149. “before Abraham was born, I am!” (John 8:58).
What an extraordinary statement! Would we have believed such words? Well, if they were spoken by someone from a small town in Kansas, we might more easily assume the speaker’s insanity. Little wonder that the religious establishment was suspicious and reluctant to accept His words. Faith is never easy. For those who are raised in faith circles, the choice to believe may seem second nature, but the day will come when even lifelong faith is tested. Will you believe that a peasant preacher is the Son of God? The question is bigger than we often imagine.