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Jesus is the Truth

Beryl Harbidge

One of my favourite games is "Balderdash". If you've ever played this game, you'll know that each player is given the same word which is normally uncommon or unfamiliar but does have a true meaning. Only the one who chooses this word from a card knows the true meaning.

Each player is to make up a meaning, with the intent of trying to make it sound believable. When the person who gave out the word reads everyone's contributions, along with the true meaning, each player is to guess the truth, with hopes that someone will choose their own, which will give them points.

The person to guess the true meaning also gets points. This carries on for several rounds as each player gets to choose a word from another card. This can create a lot of fun but at the same time, a lot of confusion too! Everyone wants to know the truth, especially when there are so many believable answers to choose from. Also, each one desires to be the winner!

In the "real game of life", people can sometimes feel they are playing "Balderdash" on a daily basis as they try to sort through the true meaning of life, how to discern truth in various situations, and how to figure out which is the right way to go or the best decision to make.

Oh that everyone would know the wonderful answers to their search for truth that come from God's Word.

John 14:6 says, Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."

In John 8:32, we read, "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

Jesus was wanting everyone to grasp that continuing in the truth is the sign of true followers and learners (disciples). Everyone who grasps His message finds salvation truth, liberating us from our bondage to sin.

When we look to Jesus as our truth, in all circumstances, there will be no confusion. We will truly be a winner!

- Beryl Harbidge

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