Believe: Businessman’s Easter Reflection


Tom Beckwith

There are those in this world who believe that the only way to get ahead is to look out for #1 first. God’s Word says – NOT SO! We are to humbly serve others first. We are to treat the other guy like we want to be treated. We’re to consider his welfare above our own. None of us meet these goals to perfection, but if these aren’t our goals, then we don’t meet them at all.

A business, subject to the Lord, based on these goals cannot fail. God won’t let it. In fact, He promises, “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.”

So, when we regard our customers’ needs more highly than our own and act accordingly, then God blesses the business more abundantly than we could ever imagine. If we look out only for #1, that’s exactly how many we’ve got on our side. When we care for others first to the Glory of God, we have all the creation power of the universe on our side. May we at Beckwith Electric always keep this foremost in our minds.

As an engineer, I am taught to look at the evidence, check the probabilities of the possible outcomes, and come to a conclusion, based on the evidence.

Please look at the evidence below, really look at it and think about it, and maybe you will begin to realize that Easter and Christmas are more than just bunnies and reindeer.

Consider again the dates and what they are describing in great detail, and know that this is just a little taste of the evidence. The account of the Messiah (Christ) is rock solid reality, from the detailed descriptions hundreds of years before His birth to the historical facts of His life and death and disappearance from a sealed tomb guarded by Roman soldiers, the most highly efficient and feared military might of the time.

The prophecies, written 500 to 900 years before Jesus’ birth, are clear. The probability that “any man might have lived down to the present time and fulfilled” just 8 of the 48 major messianic prophecies is 1 in 10 to the 17th power. The probability that “any man might have lived down to the present time and fulfilled” all 48 major messianic prophecies is 1 in 10 to the 157th power (Science Speaks by Peter W. Stoner, Chapter 3). Yet they, and hundreds of others, were literally and precisely fulfilled in the life of Jesus, the Carpenter from Nazareth. I would NOT bet against these odds. I acknowledge who He is and take Him at His WORD.

I don’t get any notches on my gun for telling you this, but I do not want any to miss the rock solid reality that will bring you more true peace and joy than you could ever imagine.

Look into it, and if you’re interested, there’s much more evidence in many other areas. Just remember, if you studied to be an engineer, you know that Design Demands a Designer. This universe and the life that is within it did not happen by some random accident. You must know that for a fact. So now it’s incumbent on you to investigate who is this Architect, Engineer, Designer, Creator.

I wish you all a joyful Easter, and may His Peace prevail in your hearts.

Tom Beckwith is the Chief Executive Officer at Beckwith Electric Co., Inc.

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