Tuesday, August 07, 2012

What Is Truth?

Early morning, in a palace, the Jews are outside because they fear uncleanness. Ironic, isn't it?

Pilate's words echo off the walls.

"What is truth?"

The governor has eyes, but doesn't see. He has ears, but doesn't hear.

He came to that which was His own but His own did not receive Him.

What is truth???!!! 

Truth stands before him wrapped in bone and skin and muscle and breath.

How many times do we ask ourselves that same question? Maybe never out loud. What is truth?

They say there is no absolute truth. They. Can anyone tell me who "they" are?

They have eyes, but do not see. They have ears, but do not hear. 

When grief threatens to kill the life left inside, when need is so overwhelming that it seems impossible to ever be met, when love dies, when hate wins, when minds go insane, and when it seems that hell is winning the war. 

When floods flood, when hurricanes blow, when cancer kills, when children live in pig pens, when we hate. When babies are murdered. When nature turns unnatural. When humans are sold. When faces have flies and bellies are large and hair turns orange. When water is brown.  

When "they" say it's wrong., When "they" say it's right. When "they" say we're wrong. When "they" call good evil and evil good. When we are accused, persecuted, shunned, mocked and despised.

They have eyes but do not see. They have ears, but do not hear.

And like Pilate, hands to our heads, we scream,

"What is TRUTH?"

Jesus said, "I am the truth."

Jesus said, "My word is truth."

Jesus said, "The Spirit will come and lead you into all truth."

Let him who has an ear hear what the Spirit is saying. 

Wrapped in Glory now, Truth waits to be seen by every eye. The earth will quake from knees dropping to the ground. Truth will be Lord. Truth will reign. This time, Truth will be recognized and received. 

Don't give up.

Don't give in.

There is such a thing as Absolute Truth.

His name is Jesus.

(Taken from John 1:11, 13, 14:6, 16:13, 17:17, 18:38, Rev. 3:22) 


  1. Donna, the ending to your post is so powerful. He is The Truth. And for years I ran from Him. So thankful our Lord specializes in rescuing the lost and those who've wandered from His truth! Thanks for linking up.

  2. This is so refreshing! Thank you!
    Refreshing! That's about all I can say to describe it.

  3. You're so right. All the more reason to keep our eyes on Him...

  4. I ditto Eileen. Nicely done!!

  5. Thank you Donna for sharing about the Truth who is Jesus at Tell Me a Story. As you mentioned, he certainly is the absolute truth !!

  6. All we can do, with so much of these intense sinful going-for-the-throat parts of our world, is turn to our Lord and put our trust in Him. Yep, that's it; He's It. Nothing else matters, but we must share His Truth with others and hope the seed will be planted in those hearts.

    Good thinking, sharing.

  7. Jesus is "the Way, the Truth, and the Light." Amen!

  8. "There is such a thing as Absolute Truth.His name is Jesus." Enough said.
    So glad I found you at the Thoughtful Thursday Blog link-up.
    Beautiful, clear message.
    Peace and good to you.

  9. Absolutely! He is Truth! Coming to you from Ann Voskamp's site.

  10. Amen.

    Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

  11. Excellent... When God speaks, truth flows in all His Glory! Have a great day!

  12. As I read these posts, I just know God is trying to teach me something. I have had a rough week and all of these words, these reminders of Jesus make my heart feel full again. Thank you for linking with Thankful Thursday!

  13. hallelujah friend. i love how Jesus is lifted high here. i love your heart.

  14. Absolutely! Jesus is the absolute truth!


  15. Beautifully written. I especially liked the part about even when hell appears to be winning. Some days it really seems good is loosing to evil, and that is probably only evil's propaganda. Despair is one of its major tools. We do need to remember that Jesus conquered the world, and through Him we will see, know and hear the truth.