Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain??
Some may say Nanga Parbat or Annapurna, or just keep on thinking ‘til the answer is revealed, which is ……………………….. Mt. Everest. Surprise surprise! Then one may punt, ‘It just wasn’t discovered yet.’
Life, in the same way, is a journey full of discoveries. But we can’t ignore the fact that it’s a rough road, because while the truth is beautiful, it has a formidable enemy adequate of counterfeit beauty – Lies. Yet the truth remains true – 100% of it.
To a person who’d been born blind, he may not accept what the seeing majority vigorously say – like the truth of the lavish green trees and natural blue skies, and many more – but though he may not believe, the truth remains that birds cherish the trees and the skies. He himself may even feel it deep within his heart. But genuinely speaking, it will require a miracle for that blind person to believe, whether he sees or not.
There are so many truths we have yet to discover, but we must abstain from the rampant illusion that keeps us from them. What are these illusions that keep us, limitations that bind us, lies that enslave us, great darkness that blind us from receiving the truth, just like the blind person I mentioned earlier??
HONESTLY, this question just came out from nowhere, so it took me some time before I had my answer. TRUTH is never original … it is discovered, not invented. I could have concocted another seemingly good answer using my brain, but it will not be the truth. I had to search myself, deep within my heart, and there the answer was found.
As one of my favorite songs says, “The world lies in darkness, lost in their sin, and they don’t even know the danger they’re in.”
Such an ominous word turns us off. We don’t want to talk about it (or them), which is in itself an act of sin where we decide we don’t want to know. But we’ve gone too far! Let’s take heed of the wise saying, “Face the truth now so you don’t suffer the consequence(s) later.” Let’s not undermine the reality that there are dreadful consequences when we go against the truth, such as ignoring the laws of gravity and jumping off from a building. Only a fool will reject the truth!
Sin is a poison, an addiction, a prison. It is a curse, a transgression. It is iniquity, impurity, malignity, enmity. It is misbehavior, whether by commission or omission. It is REBELLION. To what? Or to who?
I cannot tell you of truth without leading you to the one where all truths converge, 100%, absolute … GOD.
Remember the blind person? That’s you and me. And God is the lavish green trees, the bluish heavenly skies, and much more than that. But because we are consumed by darkness, by our sins, we cannot see. And our blindness is leading us off the cliff, towards its horrible and ultimate consequence – death! Yeah, they say the moment you were born, you start dying. It’s not the physical death I’m talking about, but the spiritual death. The word of God says, “For the wages of sin is death, …” and “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Then we’re all doomed! If that’s the truth, then the truth is such bad news!? We’re so used to bad news, but are we just going to give up, especially that it’s a matter of eternity. ETERNITY!
Though we are in a losing end, an impossible situation, there is good news. God made a way. The word of God says, “… but the gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord” and “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but everlasting life.”
The truth never contradicts itself. There is only the truth, and the absence of the truth. Life and death. Light and darkness. Hot and cold. Heaven and Hell. God and sin.
God is a God of justice, and we can say no otherwise because we’re unworthy. And because He is just, there is perdition to those who go against Him. But God is also a God of love, and in believing and accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior from all our sins, and committing our lives to follow Him, we can stand before Him in confidence that we are forgiven and loved. And because He is loving, there is paradise to those who truly go with Him.
Friend, if you’ve gone this far, this message is not accidentally or incidentally for you. It is for you. That’s the truth I want to share, … the absolute truth that God is reaching out to you right now because He loves you so much. We are inherently curious (another word for seeking and longing) for the truth, and you’ve only found the beginning, just as I had. Join me on the way to discovering the top … of Mt. Everest.
God said: “Call to me, and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things which you do not know.”
Pray with me this prayer, ”Search me, Oh God, and know my heart. Test me and know my anxious thoughts. See and reveal to me if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
You’re not alone now. We’re altogether, hand-and-hand and heart-to-heart, and the Lord is our shepherd. Don’t hesitate to reach me (in any way), or any of your beloved brothers and sisters in Jesus. We can help each other. 🙂
Share the truth of God, for the knowledge of the truth shall set all people free.