Thursday, October 2, 2008

Jesus the Word. Jesus the Truth.

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” ~ Colossians 3:16

I am so thankful for the above-mentioned word of Christ that is available to dwell in us richly. In a world of humanistic ideas/ideology. Where reason trumps truth, and guessing on the origins of man becomes religiously believed as truth. Where the killing of innocent babies becomes a choice or a right. Where good is called evil and evil is called good. Where standing up for truth is called phobic, intolerant or judgemental. I am thankful for the anchor in our soul. The Rock that we have to lean on. The living, powerful word of God- sustaining us.

A simple story comes to mind. A little girl in school, hears the bully's taunting comments, they tell her that she is useless, ugly and needs to stay away from them. The little girl goes home to her daddy and cries from the pain of the rejection from her day. Daddy tells her the truth about herself and his love. He assures her she is valuable, beautiful and he wants her near him all the time. The knowledge of what her daddy tells her carries her through the next day and the day after that with the continual badgering she receives. She keeps coming home, receiving the truth from her source. Daily spending time with Daddy. As long as she can come home to such love, she knows in her heart that the bullies are wrong. She begins to have compassion on them because she understands that they don't have such a love to live for...

The Truth is this little girl's sustenance. It is her fortress, her stronghold. Her joy.

Thank you Jesus, the Way, the Truth, the Light, the Life, the Answer, the Bridge, the Source, the Sustenance, the Guide, The Rock, the Cornerstone, the Firm Foundation...I could fill the page. Thank you for giving us YOU!!

Now the little girl is asking her daddy if he can help the bullies. Asking what she can do to help them see the truth. That they are loved by the Truth. That He died for them. She begins to smile at them when she sees them and hold her head high. Fear dissipates in the knowledge that she is loved.

Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Today and every day I am THANKFUL FOR THE TRUTH!

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BP said...

The music on your blog is so soothing!

Praise God for Truth!

Beth K. Vogt said...

What a wonderful reminder to stand in the truth,God's truth. I appreciated the story you shared.

Denise said...

Bless you for sharing this.

Denise said...

Beautiful picture of where our Truth our Father's heart! Thanks for sharing!

Jensmere said...

Nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my blog....I really enjoyed your post today...great scriptures!

A Stone Gatherer said...

I love that song as well! It has spoken to me so many times! I also have told my son to listen to it often because he is often hard on himself and lately has also experienced bullying at school! It breaks my heart, but I tell him to listen to the Voice of Truth!

Angie said...

Yes...the TRUTH. In a world that seems to run from the TRUTH and the LIGHT. He brings peace in His TRUTH.

This was a great Thankful post!

Kristi said...

I love this part: The Truth is this little girl's sustenance. It is her fortress, her stronghold. Her joy.

That is so well said and should be our motto! Thank you for sharing this blessing!!!