True. Oh, how we need more of true in our lie-tattered world! Deceit hangs everywhere, literally. Looking down at us from air-brushed advertisements and billboards promising that their product is True Life. But their product is anything but true. The very premise of marketing is that truth can be acquired. And it can’t be.
Truth is what we live. Who we live out of, and whose Life we join ourselves to. My daughter’s name, “Alethia,” means truth, and in her sweet three-year-old voice she can tell you what her name means (much more readily than she can tell the truth when she knows she’s done wrong). We need ones who live true to the True One. Who not only speak of the truth of God’s Word, but speak of it in a way that is true. Which will mean lots of love, for love and truth are inextricably connected in the life of Jesus. The one who is “the way, the truth, and the life.” He walked in love that was true and truth that was loving. And so must we as we live out his True Life within us.
Can I be true to who He is making me to be? Not hide behind my fig-leaf approximations of identity? Will you be true, and champion me on the path of truth? Let us be true and live truly together.
I’m joining up with Lisa-Jo Baker in her Five Minute Friday community today. How delightful to get a writing prompt each week, and be limited to five minutes only in which to write! Not perfectly – just words flowing freely.