Truth…that sets you free

Join me in the thinking game. It’s my turn, think with me about truth. There is freedom in truth, the best and most enduring kind. Throughout the entire history of humans, truth has always been the ultimate solution to life for every person in the past and today. There is joy in truth. There is hope and direction in truth.

There is absolute truth. This is the truth we seek, we need.

Opinions stated as truth are not truth. They lead to confusion, chaos, and heartache. Our world today is filled with opinions dressed as truth. We have tramped truth when we allow it to be based on personal preference or desire. We trample truth when we believe everyone should be allowed their personal desires as truth.

Lies are the opposite of truth. Lies are cleverly disguised as truth. We humans are experts at disguising a lie with apparent truth. Our world is plagued with lies. It suffocates under the soft but deadly pillow of lies poised just above every head.

Still thinking about truth? Novelist Angela Hunt wrote the book Truth Teller. One of the main characters is a little boy. His greatest physical gift is discerning truth. He never fails to distinguish truth from lie. A quote near the conclusion of the book touches my heart. The little boy when asked how he can tell when people are lying said this.

“I just know (the truth). Like when the sun knows to go down every night and the stars know to come out. God put the stars in the sky and He taught fish to swim and flowers to grow. He doesn’t know how to lie, and it hurts Him when people do…God loves everyone, He understands everyone. He wants everyone to know Him, but they won’t listen to the truth. There are too many lies.”DSC_0247_384sig

What is truth? We cannot count the number of times this question has been asked in the course of history. There is an answer.

Jesus is truth. He once said this to a group of misfits he mentored into disciples, “I am the way, the truth, the life no one comes to the Father (God) except through me.” (John 14:6)

The little boy in the Truth Teller said, “there are too many lies.”

Our world is lie saturated. We desperately need truth. Jesus never lies. He loves us greatly. He is the truth…He is the way…forever and ever. He makes the sun to rise and set, the flowers to bloom, the birds to fly. He loves us greatly. This is the truth. DSC_0113_571sigDSC_0392_573sig

 

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