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by John Fischer
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Truth is incontrovertible. Ignorance may attack it and malice may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” Winston Churchill

The TruthThe concept of truth has fallen on hard times lately. Something I grew up assuming everybody knew existed is not a given anymore. Post-modernism has rendered truth relative to each individual, personal experience has trumped it, and fiction has cast waves of doubt upon it, but in the end, there it is. Or perhaps we should say, there he is, because Jesus is the one who said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.”

That would mean that John the Baptist looked at Truth when he said, “Look, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29)

Peter answered Truth, “You are the Christ, the son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:16)

A Samaritan woman had a conversation with Truth and said, “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did.” (John 4:29)

A man born blind to whom Truth had given sight, said, “Lord, I believe,” and worshiped him. (John 9:38)

The council of elders asked Truth, “Are you then the Son of God?” and Jesus replied, “You are right in saying I am.” (Luke 22:70)

And Truth said, “He who believes in me has everlasting life.” (John 6:47)

Pilate stared Truth in the face when he said, “What is truth?” (John 18:38)

A criminal hanging on a cross looked over at Truth in a similar circumstance as he and knew there was something different about this man. “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” And Truth replied, “Today you will be with me in paradise.” (Luke 23:42-43)

A Roman soldier who felt the earth shatter when Truth died, said, “Surely he was the Son of God!” (Matthew 27:54)

Mary Magdalene saw the Truth alive again and said, “I have seen the Lord!” (John 20:18)

Thomas touched the wounds of Truth fresh from the grave and said, “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28)

And two men dressed in white said to a crowd of followers who had just seen Truth pass into the heavens, “Why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go.” (Acts 1:11)

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.” (Philippians 2:9-11) In other words, everyone will eventually recognize the Truth.

Truth is incontrovertible. Ignorance may attack it and malice may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”

And there He will be.

Question: How will you choose to respond to the Truth today?

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by Katherine Kehler
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“…to be self-¬controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God�  Titus 2:5

Lately I have been thinking about my late mother-in-law – Ella Renetta Kehler. She was a good woman, faithful to her God and to her husband. She and Dad were married for over 60 years. She died at age 83.

For almost 17 years of their marriage, Dad was in a long-term-care hospital. He had a brain tumor and had brain surgery.  After the surgery and subsequent brain damage, he was like an infant and needed total care.

During all the years of dad being hospitalized, Mom went to see him six days a week. She only agreed not to go the seventh day because her children insisted she needed a day of rest. She wouldn’t even take a vacation. She loved Dad (not only endured him) and was faithful to him until she died.

She was a model and example of faithfulness.

What are some of the secrets to “sticking� with your man?

 Keeping your wedding vows (love him for better or worse, etc.).
 God’s power. http://www.thoughts-about- god.com/biblestudies/spiritfilledlife.htm
 Total commitment (read Two Keys to a Happy Marriage).
    http://www.thoughts-about-god.com/family/km-happy-marriage.html

I am in love with my husband and I am in love with God. There have been challenging times during our 52 years of marriage – we are both very strong and independent. However, shortly after I yielded the control of my life to God, He burned His directive to wives in my mind “Be kind and be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.â€? Titus 2:5.

This verse has kept me from listening to the Tempter’s whispers and lies.  I no longer entertain thoughts about leaving Marvin. You see, I love and respect God so much that I don’t want anyone to malign or think less of Him because I haven’t kept my vows. God has always helped us to be faithful to each other.

My mother-in-law set an example of “sticking with your man� to all women who knew her.

Father, You formed the family. Thank You that You will also give us everything we need to be faithful to our husbands. You promised that there would never be a temptation without which there would also be a way of escape. You always keep Your promises. Thank You! Amen.

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