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