Truth-Principles and facts that will not change!
Our nation is swirling…manhunt in New York, our stock market takes a hit because Greece cannot pay its debt and the White House turns to a rainbow. Naked biker riders in LA, Social unrest…every week it seems a country gets hit by another storm or tornado strike, California still in drought, globally we see ISIS unchecked (two more beheaded), Iran wants a Nuclear bomb, Russia wants more land. This list is just off the top of my head. Thanks for the good news you might say.
There is good news! Good always triumphs over evil! Truth will ultimately prevail where there are pains to bring it to light. That is what the 4th of July is all about. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights… that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness!
These men spoke the truth and endured great pain to bring it to light. Freedom comes not just from speaking the truth but also by being willing to sacrifice oneself to see that truth become reality. Many died for our freedom. A freedom and government established on Judeo Christian principles. Listen to the cries of our Founders:
“Our Constitution was made only for moral religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams
“Whoever shall will introduce into the public affairs Christianity will change the face of the world.” Ben Franklin.
On the Top of George Washington Monument is engraved, “Praise be to God”
I could go on and on … I am not trying to over spiritualize our Founding fathers. They were not perfect but they understood the importance of God being woven into the fabric of our society…the foundation for our country’s success.
When good people start to stand up for Truth and not shrink back to public opinion, we will see a change in our schools, communities and cities. Truth has nothing to do with feelings. Truth has the power to set you free. If you are living a lie you will always be captive. Truthfulness and honesty establishes and builds trust. If you do not know the truth you will fall for a lie because something might feel good or sound right for the moment but in the end your heart will still be empty. You will be building your life on sand and when the storms of adversity hit your house or life will fall with a great crash. Feelings are like the wind they come and go.
I encourage you today to dig deep and build your life on the Rock of truth. Pontius Pilot once asked Jesus, “What is truth?” Christ was quoted as saying, “I am the way the truth and the life.” He has not changed. He is the same yesterday, today and forever! That is the truth. He loves you and just as all those men who sacrificed for our independence did He gave His life for our freedom. Our Money still says, “In God we Trust.” Do not let your heart be troubled! Be of good cheer there is still hope! Stand for truth and do not shrink back. You will set yourself free and the people around you. That is good news …. Happy 4th of July!
Love Never Fails