As some eagerly anticipate the release of information related to the Kennedy assassination today, I cannot help but be a little amused and saddened by the irony of our current world.
For some, they believe that knowing the previously hidden details in this report is about their "right to know the truth." I was listening to a sports commentator this morning talking about knowing the truth and that we as Americans deserve to hear the truth.
As a Christian, I'm all for the Truth. I believe the people in leadership on every level of this world system ought to tell the truth. I believe our world would be a better place if people could be honest and get rid of lies altogether. If we could get rid of deceit, there would be less and less need for conspiracy, cover-up, and more lies.
But as a Christian, I also know that this will not happen this side of eternity. The father of this world is the father of lies. His business is deceit, and he's very good at it.
Before I start pointing fingers, however, I'm trying to get better at first asking that all important question to myself: how often do I want the truth about myself? God loves me, Jesus saved me, and the Holy Spirit indwells me. But that doesn't mean I'm perfect - in fact, I'm far from it. So the Word of God is like a mirror I have to hold up to myself daily to check how I am and how I am doing.
So, before we get too excited about the truth as it relates to other people, let's double-check that we're ready to hear the truth about ourselves. God loves you, Jesus died to save you, and the Holy Spirit is drawing you into relationship. That's the truth. It's simple, it's powerful, and it's accessible to you today. Is that truth you're ready to hear?