Sunday, May 21, 2017

What Is Truth?




 For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting;

and his truth endureth to all generations. Psalms 100:5

What is truth? Pilate asked Jesus this question. He didn't wait to here the answer. 

The picture on this blog of the apple blossom with the bee inside tells us a truth. An apple blossom opened and its sweet fragrance drew a bee. The bee is pollinating the apple blossom by dusting the pollen onto its body and dusting pollen from other apple trees onto the pistil of the apple blossom. From this pollination an apple will form which will be food for many creatures and people. It will also form seeds that will grow more apple trees. 

That's not the end of the picture. What about the bee? It will return to the hive with pollen to be made into honey to feed the hive and allow the queen to produce more bees to replenish the hive. The honey will also be food for other creatures and people. 

This is a very simple explanation of both processes, but it is plain that there must have been a plan for this to work so perfectly in tandem. Would we just pour liquids into a vial and wait until it exploded and expect to make something? We would never attempt even the most simple of tasks without first having a plan if we plan to succeed. 

Pilate asked the same question many people ask today. "What is truth?" Earlier Jesus, while praying to the Father declared "thy word is truth." (John 17:17).
So why is it we ask "What is truth?" when we have the truth probably in our own homes. But suppose we don't have a copy of God's word in our homes, Romans 1:20 says we are without excuse. That creation itself shows us the Godhead and His eternal power. You may say, but nature has evolved over millions of years. Why not consult the truth?
 Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created...

Hey Kids:
Our school session is winding down. We have learned so many things this year. Maybe you have learned about the rotation of the solar system. We daily observe that rotation by the rising and setting of the sun and the travel of the moon and stars across the night sky. But did you know the Bible says the earth is a circle? Isaiah 40:22
What truths can you discover by observing God's marvelous creation?

What things can you discover that are 3s like the Godhead? 
Hint: the sun

What things show love by sacrificing themselves?
Hint: animals with little ones.

What do the lives of animals like bees show us about God's truth? 
Hint: bee communication

Have fun this summer discovering truth
Gail




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