Some years ago, on another film of ours, Sodom and Gomorrah, I was left this comment by a viewer:
"God always chooses 'nobodies' - men and women who do not have power, wealth, titles or statuses - to reveal and share the truth. Nice video."
Though this was aimed at Sodom and Gomorrah, the comment stands true for Our Search for the Tomb of Jesus film. We were nobodies attempting to discover the Tomb of Jesus, but God worked through us to help us to produce this film and share the news of Jesus.
As God worked through David, the lowly shepherd boy in 1 Samuel 16 who went on to sly the giant Goliath and was rewarded by becoming the King of Israel, our struggles may seem monumental, but with the help of God, we can conquer them. With open minds, this story should encourage us to be happy in our lives, to help us to ignore those who try to discourage us and ignore our gifts and talents.
After all, serving God with all of your heart is more important than what you can 'do' for Him! Whether we are a scientist, archaeologist, teacher, preacher or just a man on the street, God can use us for His glory. The way may be paved with obstacles and enemies, but if we remain steadfast in our love for God, He will build us up like He did with David so that we may conquer even the greatest obstacles!
As a nobody who had the wonderful opportunity of travelling to Israel, I wondered at the disbelief that many of my crew had as we set out. I wondered what we would find and whether God would work through us to share our findings.
As it is written in Matthew 7:7, "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." Throughout our time in Israel looking for the Tomb of Jesus, there were many times when we were seeking and asking. It is through God's grace that we were able to bring you this film with our findings.
I thank God and stand in amazement at how he has used our work to bless others and to raise it to a level of influence for His Kingdom. I feel truly humbled at what he can do with a little, and like with the loaves and fishes, multiply it to feed the thousands.
Thank you Lord for all you have done and may this story encourage others to step out in faith for you.
Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me? Jeremiah 32:27.
Thank you for reading this article, and may God bless those who seek him, in Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Our Search for the Tomb of Jesus.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16