Celebrate Lent – Day 18

248375108_747a376a6f.jpgToday’s Scripture:    John 14:6

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.
No one can come to the Father except through me.”

Read Psalm 25

The Truth

Jesus said, “I am…the Truth” that leads to the Father. There are many things that we can understand as truth when we see Jesus. He is God; He is Creator; He is our Savior; and many other truths that are key elements to our faith. But there is one truth that we see in Christ that perhaps is not as easy to handle or as enjoyable to think about. This truth has to do with what God says about us and our need of Him. Roy and Revel Hession, in their book, We Would See Jesus, explain that in the cross we see the real truth of who we are and the punishment we actually deserve. Many of us protest exclaiming, “But I’m not THAT bad as to deserve such punishment and disgrace!” It is not about what we have done, but rather about the simple fact of our disobedience to the Father. When we think about it, what was that great, horrific sin that Adam committed causing eternal separation, spiritual and even physical death? Was it murder? Stealing? Lying? No, it went much deeper than these; it goes to the root cause of it all: disobedience and defiance of God’s authority. Are we each one not guilty of the same? We must humbly accept the truth that Christ expresses from the cross concerning each of us and receive the all-sufficient grace and mercy that is available to those who will believe this TRUTH.

Prayer Starter

God of Truth –

Thank you for providing the Sacrifice that reaches beyond what I deserve to give what I need.

– Rev. Paul Jones, Missionary to Bolivia

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