We all know the idiom “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” The premise is that if a farmer were to collect all his eggs into one basket and then drop the basket, all would be lost and he would have to start again. The expression is often used to warn someone from pinning all their hopes, efforts and treasures onto one thing and risk losing everything.
We are told that the cornerstone of successful investing is a diverse portfolio. Investment professionals would advise that it is wisdom to own a combination of stocks, bonds and real estate. Why hang all our hopes into one venture when the cost of not knowing and not being able to control the outcome could be so great a risk? Many in the church world carry the same caution in the way the finances of our ministries are handled. We are careful to not pin our hopes and energy on just one effort in case it fails and all is lost.
But what if…
What if we knew the outcome of the market with certainty? Wouldn’t we fearlessly invest our entire net worth into any market with the certainty of success?
With Jesus we are certain of our markets’ success. As we reflect upon Holy Week, there is one basket we can and should put all our eggs into: the good news of Jesus Christ. In the good news we join with Jesus in His triumphal entry, His suffering, His surrender at the Cross and, most importantly, His resurrection.
The good news of Jesus Christ is the basket we can put all our eggs into, the portfolio we can invest our entire net worth into. Jesus’ resurrection is our security that we can put all we have and all we are into. We can and should pin all our hopes, efforts and treasures onto the good news of Jesus Christ.
Why hesitate from investing our eternal future in an outcome that is both known and made available? Regardless of the part we play, putting everything we have into the life, death and resurrection of Jesus is always a risk with certain eternal returns.