I am certain it is no small coincidence that The Shroud of Turin has resurfaced as a news item. It seems that experts have determined that a sure-fire way to increase your reader following is to write on the topic of Jesus, even for the secular magazines and newspapers. I’m convinced that it is even truer when one does so around Easter or Christmas. I’m good with this concept because for the most part, it means the seed of salvation gets planted in hearts that may not have ever considered whether Jesus Christ is truly the Son of God.
For example, recently I read a report that claimed Time Magazine’s readership was faltering. The magazine cover this past week has a picture of a man sitting in the clouds and titled it “Rethinking Heaven”. Following along those same lines is my guess as to why all of a sudden the news is rerunning The Shroud of Turin story.
The question as to whether or not The Shroud of Turin is actually an impression of Jesus should not be a concern for Christians. The change that took place in our heart after we accepted the fact that Jesus died in our place should be enough evidence for us that He is alive.
However, there may be some of you out there that are still on the journey of discovery. If you or someone you know is on that road, have them read my blog from last Friday April 6, 2012 entitled 3 Days That Changed The World: Day 3. It may not have all the answers, but I wrote it with hopes that a person looking for evidence will at least stop and contemplate…