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Knowledge of the Truth

For there is one God; there is also one mediator between God and humankind, Christ Jesus, himself human, who gave himself a ransom for all —this was attested at the right time. 1 Timothy 2:5‭-‬6 NRSV

Every parent faces the difficult decision of when to share the truth about Santa Claus. Some, like the mother in The Miracle on 34th Street, choose not to encourage fantasy at all. But most of us remember the season as children with joy and perpetuate the tradition until our children are a certain age. If they don't learn the truth independently, often by older siblings and friends, we face the unpleasant task of shattering the illusion we have been propagating.

But we need to share something of more vital importance, something that is not fantasy; there is one God and one go-between the divine, yet human, Jesus Christ. This message cannot be disproved; the Bible and other historical accounts prove its truth. In addition, perhaps more importantly, we have the evidence of Christ working in our lives as further proof. We can tell others of the difference God has made in our lives. He has saved us from sin and reconciled us to Him through Christ.

Not only should we share the essential of the good news, but we also have an obligation. In the following verse, Paul says, "For this I was appointed a herald and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth." In accepting Christ, we are appointed as apostles and messengers of the truth. What we know, we are to make known.

We have no fear in speaking what is true. There is no fear that we will be found out of perpetuating a fantasy. We aren't fibbing, for there is no dishonesty. Our only fear comes in not sharing what is so undeniably true.

Our Heavenly Parent, thank you for your love in sending Jesus to ransom us. Thank you for the privilege of being your appointed apostles. Grant us the courage to share our knowledge of your truth with others. Please help us to tell them of the difference you've made in our lives so that our experience might resonate in their hearts. In the name of our Savior, Christ Jesus, we pray. Amen.


Pastor Tim

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