Did you ever lose something – and then, after looking for it for a long time, you finally found it? Pretty neat feeling, huh? Let’s talk about “finding it.”
In Matthew 16:24-25 Jesus said, “If anyone [wishes to] come after me, let him deny himself…for…whoever will lose his life for my sake, shall find it.” Now losing your life for Christ’s sake simply means giving up your own selfish interests in order to serve the Lord and please Him. At first that can seem pretty ominous, right? You think, “If I let Christ rule my life, I’ll lose out.” But just the opposite is true. Jesus said, you “will find it.”
The word “find” is the Greek word eurisko, which means “to find something.”
Archimedes was a great mathematician and inventor. At one point he was asked by King Hiero II to determine how much gold and how much silver were mixed together in his crown. It was a mind-boggling puzzle. Well, one day Archimedes was sitting in his bathtub, and as he watched his legs, buoyant in the water, it suddenly dawned on him as to what to do. He had stumbled on the scientific principle of specific gravity. He could now solve the puzzle of King Hiero’s crown. So, as the story goes, he got excited and jumped out the bathtub and ran out into the street yelling, “Eureka! Eureka!” You see, he was speaking Greek and using the very word we are talking about. He was saying, “I found it! I found it!” So – lose your life in Christ and you, too, will end up shouting, “Eureka! I found it!”
Say – Archimedes has nothing on you. Eurisko in Christ is better than any other eurisko.