Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
Rumors can be so damaging yet sometimes so enticing. As Christians we are not immune to gossip and rumor—in fact, sometimes we “Christianize” it under the guise of concern and prayer requests.
Have you ever noticed that when the truth comes out about a rumor there is a sense of relief—of freedom? Even if the rumor is substantiated often some of the facts have been eschewed and the truth straightens it all out. If the rumor or gossip has been about you the sense of freedom is even greater!
Jesus cam to earth to, in a sense, set the record straight. Over the years well-intending (for the most part) spiritual leaders had sometimes adjusted the truth to fit their egos, and sometimes even fill their pockets. They began to blur the truth and make it more about following rules than knowing and serving God.
Jesus tells us, “I am the way, the truth and the life.” John 14:6
Jesus told anyone who would listen that He cam from God and all that He taught came from God. The truth of Jesus’ message is as true today as it was many years ago.
The birth of Jesus in the stable opened the way for each of us to know God in a new way. As we celebrate the truth of Jesus’ message this Christmas season let us also testify that truth to those around us. Jesus came to earth so that we can know God personally and be granted His grace and a forever home in Heaven.
May the truth of Jesus’ love and the way to the Father and eternal life become real this season to many who do not yet believe.