Several months ago, we got Lillian this new pair of prescription glasses. She wore them for like a week and then, poof, they were gone. Thankfully, we had her old pair so Natalie and I figured she could wear those as we thoroughly searched the house and the school for the new pair before getting her another one.
We looked EVERYWHERE. Under the couch, in the upstairs recliners, cars everything and still, no luck. In fact, we’d decided a few days prior that we’d go get a new set the following Saturday. Couldn’t do it that Saturday, we had guests coming over.
And, you know how it is with guests coming over, gotta clean up the place. As I was doing, I ran across Lillian’s new glasses case as I was straightening up the kitchen. Now, mind you, I’d see that case a dozen times since her glasses went missing but I didn’t pay much attention to them at first, knowing that they couldn’t possibly be there. We NEVER put glasses in cases at our house. But, I figured that morning, well, I might as well check. But then, well, when I lifted them, they felt kinda heavier than I imagined
Boom – glasses found. They were right where they were supposed to be.
Sometimes, even things as large as the truth can be found in the most obvious of places. Hear now the word of God from the 14th chapter of the Gospel of John:
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
This week I continue a three-part sermon series that I hope will form the backbone of my next writing project. I’m basing it on Jesus’ declaration we’ve just read about Him being the Way, truth and life. I’m using that foundational statement as a means to more easily comprehend the structure of a Christian life. Last week, we asked the question, “what does it mean to say Jesus is the way?” What we arrived at was that the Way isn’t checklist you have to do to go to heaven or a set of instructions to be meticulously followed, rather the Way is aa three-point fix on the ways of Jesus. Those three points, taken from the life of Jesus, are humility, love and self-sacrifice. The Way of Jesus is charting our course by the power of the Holy Spirit to draw nearer and nearer to the center of those three attributes.
This week, we’re going to talk about the second part of Jesus’ statement, namely that Jesus is the TRUTH.
Truth is a big word even though it’s only five-letters, isn’t it?