What is Most Important?

By   •   April 10

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I was invited to have coffee one morning with Konrad Adenauer before he retired as the Chancellor of Germany. When I walked in, I expected to meet a tall, stiff, formal man who might even be embarrassed if I brought up the subject of religion. After the greeting, the Chancellor suddenly turned to me and said, “Mr. Graham, what is the most important thing in the world?” Before I could answer, he had answered his own question. He said, “The resurrection of Jesus Christ. If Jesus Christ is alive, then there is hope for the world. If Jesus Christ is in the grave, then I don’t see the slightest glimmer of hope on the horizon.” Then he amazed me by saying that he believed that the resurrection of Christ was one of the best-attested facts of history. He said, “When I leave office, I intend to spend the rest of my life gathering scientific proof of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.” It was the fact of the resurrection of Christ that called the disciples to go out as burning young revolutionaries to change the world of their day. They preached that Christ is alive. This should be our message, not only on Easter, but on every day of the year.

Prayer for the day

Father, let my message to others be that of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and of His ability to change the lives of those who believe in Him.

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  1. Matt says:

    What a blessing Konrad Adenauer was to the world! To stand so boldly for the truth of Jesus Christ in a world destroyed by human wickedness and hubris, God bless us please with more leaders such as this.

  2. Sandip Samanta says:

    Jesus taught us to die not only for noble causes but also to sacrifice the life to prove his beliefs. He died for us and for our sins and also forgave us. He is alive among us – in our hearts.

  3. Joyce Paul says:

    True peace comes from the PRINCE OF PEACE!

  4. Susan Scullion says:

    Just want to thank you for your ministry!