Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” —John 14:6
People turn today to television to hear others’ opinions. That’s such a mystery to me. The newscaster stops after announcing the death of Michael Jackson to ask the proverbial man on the street how he thinks the pop icon died. That man doesn’t know anything more about the situation than I do, and I know nothing that hasn’t been told to me on the news. A woman pours out her heart on one of the TV talk shows, telling the intimate secrets of her relationship with her husband, and then the host turns to the audience and asks their opinion about what the woman should do. Why should this poor, wounded soul care about what John Doe or Jane Smith thinks about her situation? Then there are the fiery political pundits who make a fortune telling those in their own particular political camp what they want to hear. Millions of viewers watch TV every day, listening to the opinions of other people.
When Absolute Truth speaks, it doesn’t matter what someone else’s opinion is. This same Jesus who identified Himself as “the truth” said thirty times in the book of Matthew, “I tell you the truth….” Isn’t He the One to whom we should be listening? Even the experts and our best friends don’t know what He knows about us, our situation, or our future. Shouldn’t we be listening to Him?
Jesus, we acknowledge today that You indeed are the Truth. You know all things. We need to hear Your voice today. We need Your wisdom, Your direction, Your thoughts. Speak to us, O Lord. Amen.