the truth is...
There was a song that came out several years ago entitled, “Living Life Upside Down.” It went like this...
You say we've risen to a new age of light
You're telling me what used to be wrong is now right
But I say, I say
What if we've fallen to the bottom of a well
Thinking we've risen to the top of a mountain
What if we're knocking at the gates of hell
Thinking that we're heaven bound
What if we reach up and touch the ground
To find we're living life, upside down
So many things vie for our attention and cry out to us, “This is the way to go! This is truth!” We scratch our heads and wonder how in the world did they come up with that?
But the search for truth has been around for a long, long time! Even Pilate, when he was interrogating Jesus, asked “What is truth?” (John 18:38) And even in the Garden of Eden, the serpent was questioning truth by asking the woman did God really say what He did?
Over the years, we have found ways to twist truth to make it fit what we want it to say. If I have a cause that I want everyone to join me in, I can manipulate truth and declare my beliefs as a “new” truth. And if I word it right and get the right people behind me, I can change society’s definition of truth. For who in their right mind wants the spotted owl to be extinct? Or who doesn’t agree that we need to protect women? And so, let’s just call it “tissue” rather than a precious baby who hasn’t had a chance to let its voice be heard.
But the Truth Is… God is Truth. The Truth Is… God is in charge, even though we look around and only see the chaos of our world. The Truth Is… God is there with us in our darkest night. The Truth Is… God still yearns for mankind to come to Him. The Truth Is… He Still Saves! The Truth Is… God is on His Throne! The Truth Is… Jesus is coming back!
Jesus shared with His disciples that He was “the Way, the Truth, and the Life…” (John 14:6) And no matter what “truth” the world may claim, there’s no way to get to the Father except through Jesus Christ! It is this TRUTH that our Adult Choir, the Hearts of Praise, will share with us this Sunday evening! Join us as we celebrate "The Truth Is…"