Truth still exists and gently speaking rather than remaining silent in the face of evil is the most loving speech on earth!
Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.
And you will will know the truth and the truth will set you free. John 8:32
We greatly appreciated the chance to see the Statue of liberty for the first time last week. It not only is an amazing place so intertwined with our history in America it has an equally important story.
It was touching to realize that people from not only France but from around the world gave donations to help bring the Statue to New York harbor. Freedom is a hope and longing for us all. At the exit from the museum there was a plaque listing sayings about freedom. Martin Luther King Jr, Gandhi, and many others I didn’t recognize were each quoted. Most of the ideas seemed good and appropriate but I so wished to see something from the greatest liberator of all time, Jesus Christ. Everyone else seems to be given their honor except Him.
But 2000 years ago it was no different. Everyone else was honored while Jesus was crucified. But He died neither angry nor heartbroken. He breathed His last finished His work and purchased true freedom for anyone who will trust Him with their heart! What are you going to do with the precious gift of real freedom He offers you today?
Truth without grace is having a bicycle but having no idea how to ride it. Grace without truth is knowing how to ride well but discovering that someone has stolen your bike!
John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Ephesians 4:25 So stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbors the truth, for we are all parts of the same body
If we tell a lie we take one step without the Savior. If we take steps without the Savior we will follow a path that is different from His. If we follow a path that is different than His we will find a destination without Him.
There is never a good reason to tell a lie. Every day God tells us the truth again when our earth turns to see another sunrise.