Has anyone ever called you crazy for believing in Jesus Christ? “Wait, you actually believe that God was born from a virgin, died on a cross, and then came back from the dead? Seriously?”
If so, check out how the apostle Paul defended his faith in front of two skeptical politicians during his trial in Caesarea: “Festus interrupted Paul’s defense. ‘You are out of your mind, Paul!’ he shouted. ‘Your great learning is driving you insane.’ ‘I am not insane, most excellent Festus,’ Paul replied. ‘What I am saying is true and reasonable. The king is familiar with these things, and I can speak freely to him. I am convinced that none of this has escaped his notice, because it was not done in a corner’” (Acts 26:24-26).
I love that logic. Paul pointed out that Christianity didn’t happen in a corner. There were real witnesses of the real things that happened in a real place on our real planet. The early Christians didn’t rely on how they felt or what they believed in their hearts. Rather, they put their faith in what they had seen, heard, and witnessed—the words and works of the Savior, who was seen alive publicly after his death by hundreds of witnesses (1 Corinthians 15, Acts 2, Acts 13)!
Their faith, just like ours today, is true and reasonable. You are not a fool to trust in Jesus.