"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory,
glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth."(John 1:14)
" . . . whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise,
think about these things." (Phil 4:8)
There are days I think I must be crazy to pour out my heart and expose myself bare and transparent. It would be safer to keep it all to myself, to not put myself out there at risk of being misunderstood.
There are days when I want to pull back and keep to myself and only let the good side be seen. It would be simpler to not dig quite so deep.
There are days when I am brave and I face the truth and hit publish.
There are days, that truthfully, I wonder what difference will it make anyway. Why spend these moments stringing words in a line? Why share joys and sorrows, laughter and chaos, peace and turmoil in my own heart?
'Cause I am a seeker of truth.
And when I seek Truth, I see that He sought me first.
The Word became flesh to rescue me. It's no tale, it's gospel truth.
He took on humanity and He knows what its like to walk this world. The road he chose was more treacherous than mine will ever be for He took on sin and conquered death and I get to live in the victory.
The One who tabernacled among us, took up residence with the very sinners He came to save, is full of grace and truth.
He lived life here. His life was all about what is true. And true isn't always pretty. He knows about mountains and valleys, sickness and health, disease and death, tears and traitors, love and laughter.
The Word clothed in humanity dwelt among us, displaying His glory full of grace and truth. It's His mercy and unfailing love that pursue me all the days of my life. When I face the valley of the shadow of death, when the enemy tries to steal my joy in life, I fix my eyes on Truth and I am set free.
In His presence I do not fear, but I am comforted.
The table has been set and I can pull up a chair, chew on the bones of truth, savour whatever is true, and serve up dish of good, honest, words of life. It may not always be pretty, but it is all for the praise of His glory.
Reflecting and writing on the word prompt given here for Five Minute Friday at Lisa-Jo's place. This week the prompt is: True
Officially, the rules are:
2. Link up at Lisa-Jo's and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community...