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.’[1] 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,

Barry Robinson

[1] Loch Ness Monster Mania, 28 August 2023.

About the Writer:
Barry Robinson is a Regional Pastor for Southern England, the Midlands, and Wales