Around 2,000 years ago, a very influential political man, named Pilate, asked the most important question in life. Standing before him was an itinerant preacher. There was nothing remarkable about His looks. He had attracted a large following but few committed followers. He had no wealth – not even a home of His own. Yet, He was the object of an unmitigated hatred from a mob. Pilate asked, “What shall I do with this man?” As the mob cried for His execution, the man, Jesus Christ, stood silently as Pilate cowardly sentenced Him to death on the cross.
The question Pilate asked is ultimately one all of us have to ask. What shall I do with this man, Jesus? It doesn’t need to be Easter to bring up this question, so we’re bringing it up now, in January 2012.
He loves you, even when you could not care less about Him. He cared enough to pay the penalty for your sin. What will you do with Jesus? Your eternal destiny hangs in the balance by how you respond. The beginning of a new year is a great time to figure out your answer. Your life literally depends on it.