If you are like me, you are finding it very difficult and frustrating to find the truth today. It seems as though most everyone has what is called a “narrative,” then picks and chooses facts and reasons which support it or twists them to support it, often ignoring those that do not. We have anonymous sources, unrevealed whistle blowers with no collaboration or substantiation.
This reminds me of the age old question, is the glass half empty or half full? Or the old adage, figures never lie, but liars use figures. Or perhaps as a late coffee buddy asked and answered, “How can you tell when a politician is not telling the truth? His(her) lips are moving.”
You may overhear two people in discussion ending with that may be true for you, but it certainly is not true or does not work for me. Jesus said, “‘You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this reason I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.’”
“‘What is truth?’” Pilate asked. Some think he said this mockingly or sarcastically. Yet, Pilate could find no guilt in Jesus.
Therefore, a perfectly innocent man was crucified. Why did He die? It was part of God’s plan whereby all sin was placed upon Jesus so that we had a way to God via forgiveness. So here on Earth, we can if we so choose, by grace, live a guilt free, shame free life. There is plenty of proof of the life of Jesus, His teachings, miracles He performed and fulfilled prophesies. Likewise, after crucifixion He was seen by 500 people plus disciples, family and other followers. After 40 days, He ascended to heaven. The disciples witnessed His ascension to heaven which provided an everlasting home for us with God then sending the Holy Spirit. Again our choice.
I encourage you to remember the past, live out the present and look forward to the future. This truth will remain forever.