Searching for Nessie
This week military drones, sonar probes, hundreds of volunteers, and camera crews from around the world were looking for just one thing – the Loch Ness Monster. According to a Daily Mail article, this was ‘the largest coordinated hunt for the Loch Ness Monster in half a century.’ Predictably, if Nessie does exist, she eluded her pursuers once more.
The article raised the question, ‘why are so many of us…still so captivated by the myth of a Highland plesiosaur 90 years after the first inconclusive “sighting”?’ It’s a good question and I’m sure the Loch Ness Centre hopes the fascination with the monster will continue for the tourist trade in Drumnadrochit.
Many people are searching not for a mythical monster but for the meaning of life. Let me suggest that meaning is to be found in a person – Jesus Christ. After his resurrection from the dead, he was sighted, but it wasn’t inconclusive: he appeared to over 500 people including his 12 disciples (1 Corinthians 15:5-8). These men were frightened and fearful after their leader had been executed by the Romans, hiding away, intending to return to their old jobs. But something changed all that – the sight of the risen Jesus emboldened them to share what they had seen, and they turned the world upside down (Acts 17:6).
If you haven’t already done so why not investigate the sightings of Jesus for yourself? You don’t need to spend billions of pounds on the latest technological equipment – the evidence is in the Bible and the growth of Christianity. Look and see, it might just turn your world upside down too.
In Christian love,
 Loch Ness Monster Mania, 28 August 2023.
About the Writer:
Barry Robinson is a Regional Pastor for Southern England, the Midlands, and Wales