“Jesus said, ‘I was born for this purpose: I came to bring truth to the world.’” . John 18:37 (LB)
Truth is a rare commodity in today's world. Our politicians, press, TV, and internet are abounding with people wanting to tell you the “real truth”. The problem is that this real truth is usually mixed with their opinion and their way of seeing things. Many people believe that they speak the truth but in reality it is usually a version of what they would want to be truth.
With so much misinformation going on, how can we find the “real truth”? Who should we believe and by what standards should we measure all truth? The answer is not found in Wikipedia but in a manger, over 2000 years ago. Mary presented the world with “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God”. In a world full of lies, God sent His Son to be the truth. On Christmas Day God set the record straight on what is true, just, and holy. It began in a manger and finished its purpose on a cross. Jesus summed it up when he said to His disciples, “I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
Embrace this truth at Christmas. It will help you avoid the lies of the world.
We had a great day of worship last Sunday. A special thanks to the choirs and musicians who practice so hard each week. Please keep them in your prayers as we get closer to the “Singing Tree” presentation. In less than two weeks we will be presenting the story of Christ in song and drama at four presentations. A lot of flu and sickness is going around and I know that the Devil would love to stop the wonderful presentation of God's love. Pray for Ronna and all the singers, musicians, drama people, and anyone who has a part in the presentation. Do not forget to pray for the many lost people who will come to see and hear the “Singing Tree”. Pray that they receive the greatest gift of all this year, the truth who is Jesus Christ.
Our Lottie Moon Christmas offering goal is $14,000 this year. Every penny that you give goes to the missionaries who are serving on the foreign mission field. Ask yourself, what can I sacrifice this year in order to give? Can I sacrifice a gift, a meal, a night out? Think about something or things that you could give up and give that money to help us reach our goal. You will change your life and the lives of people all over the world.
Take time to enjoy Christmas and remember the true meaning. Jesus said, “the truth will set you free”. Indeed He will, if you let Him.
See you in church,