And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you
have sent. John 17:3
Truth. It is as powerful a word as love. It is a word that is often in the news; a word that is the focus of conversations in classrooms, roadside diners, and around breakfast tables. It is a word – a concept, a reality – that matters mightily to God. This week, we’ll look at truth from several directions, beginning with What is God’s truth? Who is God? Today’s verse tells us that the Creator God, and Jesus and the Holy Spirit, are truth—the true God. In what God has created – all of life, countless universes, the miracle of humanity – he shows the truth of his power.
In his interactions with us, he shows the truth of his love. In his dwelling within each of us, he shows the truth of his identity. God is love. He is also truth. That alone should tell us how important truth is … or should be … to us. “Open my mind, heart, and soul to truth, Lord; your truth, and the truth in me and in the world.”
© Carol Dean Henn 2018
Carol Dean Henn of St. John’s Windish Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, PA