WEDNESDAY'S WORDS April 7, 2010
Since my previous post was about lighthouses, it has reminded me of Jesus's words, "I am the Light of the World". John the disciple says Jesus is the light "who enlightens everyman coming into the world."
We need to be enlightened as to what is truth. So often I wish I knew the truth about something. We get fed so much propaganda and then we're told "It's for you to decide". But how can we, when we don't know all the facts and many so-called facts are distorted or slanted? Personally, I find it very frustrating when I know that so many sources of "truth" have in fact, a hidden agenda.
Jesus also says, "I am the Truth". I realize that there are many thousands of people who don't believe that He is the truth or the source of true enlightenment (knowledge of truth). The only thing I can say to them is that in my life, after fifty-two years of being a believing Christian, I have found Him to be the only source of truth.
You may think that as a pastor's wife I'm probably a bit naive. Let me tell you about pastors and their wives. First, they are truly normal human beings with all the same shortcomings as anyone else. Secondly, they get to see and hear about the seamier side of life much more than the average person because they are out there trying to help those who are suffering or who have gone wrong. We have no delusions as to what this life is all about for many, many people.
Meanwhile, I am so totally convinced that only God knows the great truths of what is happening in this world and in my life -- and why -- that I am content to let Him lead me into His paths of truth daily. And if I am to be absolutely truthful, because I am weak and sinful, sometimes I have to wrestle with myself to be absolutely content!
That's me. Just another sinner-- but thankfully, a forgiven one.