On Thanksgiving eve, if it may be called that, I am drawn to the reality that all I have to be grateful for is much too vast to grasp in detail. To itemize would be to jeopardize the amount of space allowed by WordPress.
In an effort to ensure ChristianBlessings still has plenty of megabytes to work with for future posts, I’ve chosen a single blessing to share for which I am coming to realize more so daily is a loving gift of grace from our Heavenly Father.
I speak here of His truth. We still have God’s truth readily available.
This is not to say that error is not running rampant in our midst; it is. Not much has changed since Jeremiah prophesied before Israel, when masses of false prophets tried to convince the people that God would surely never bring the judgment prophesied by the weeping one.
We are not far removed from the days of Peter when he warned of the fraudulent rising up from within his hearers’ congregations. Half-truths and even outright lies have always pressed at the gates of the City of God.
This is why we must be a people of discernment, a people who seek the truth at all costs, who never allow the integrity of the gospel to be compromised.
Through all of this though, it is God who keeps His truth intact, and it is Him who keeps it before His people.
We could start with His Word. We could speak of how great men of old were moved along by the Spirit of God to give us this Book we treasure. The miraculous compilation of the Bible and its preservation throughout the ages is awe-inspiring. Its ability to speak life and give life by the empowerment of the Holy Spirit is evidenced by changed lives around the world for all generations. His Word is truth.
We could speak of how Jesus has built His Church and how this body has protected and taught the truths of the Word for nearly two thousand years.
We can even witness the work of the faithful as they gather in mass at places like ChristianBlessings to proclaim this truth, and make it known everywhere.
At the conclusion of everything though, truth should be defined. Truth is not some inanimate object or theory. Truth is Jesus Christ. Paul, writing to the Colossians, declared that “in Him all things consist (1:17).” Jesus identified Himself with these words, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me (John 14:6).” He is the One who gives all truth and He is the embodiment of truth itself.
“giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light (1:12).”