The Greatest of all Time
(Greatest Of All Time)
Well, here we are again in that crazy season between Christmas and New Year when everyone wants to talk about the best of the previous year. We are going to be bombarded in magazines, on-line, on TV shows, and in all matters of social media with the lists of the best. We are going to read about the best movies of 2020, the leading stories of 2020, the best songs of 2020, and on and on the list goes. I find it amazing that so many of these lists contain songs, movies, books, actors, events, or health fads of which most of us have never heard. We want to argue about the Greatest Of All Time when it comes to athletes, actors, politicians, or sports teams. Everyone has a favorite and will defend it with great vigor. However, one book, one person, and one story that should be at the top of lists are hardly ever mentioned. They tell the story of the scheme of redemption found in the Bible with our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ.
For many years, the Bible has been the best-selling book throughout the world. Some have estimated that more than 100 million copies of the Bible are sold every year. The second-best selling book is Don Quixote followed by A Tale of Two Cities in third place. The Bible has been written in more than 690 languages and has been distributed by non-profit organizations freely throughout the world. The Bible is the most stolen book in the world. It is stolen from hotels, hospitals, and other places where it is placed free of charge. The Bible is full of history, drama, battles, humor, mystery, intrigue, and prophecy. It has one theme that runs from the Book of Genesis clear through the Book of Revelation. That theme is the redemption and God’s plan on how to bring man back to the proper relationship with the Divine Being, a plan that is slowly unfolded through Creation to Abraham to Israel to the New Testament and the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem, a plan that offers everyone a chance to reach heaven and live eternally.
The Bible, unlike other books, offers us the answers to such pressing questions as “Who Am I?,” “Why Am I Here?,” and “Where Am I Going?” The answers to these questions are there if we will only pick up God’s Word and read it for ourselves. While the lists of the best of 2020 will come and go and be forgotten in a few months, the Bible will remain, and the life and story of Jesus Christ will reign in believers’ hearts forever.
Do yourself a favor and read it, or get a copy of the Bible if you don’t have one. Read it everyday and learn what our Creator wants from us each and every day. You will be glad that you did, and you will finally settle the argument of who is the GREATEST OF ALL TIME. May God bless each of us as we enter into this new year. Written by Larry Schneider