Mmmm Sydney Desserts Mmmm
Sydney has great patisseries, bakeries and cafes with great desserts.
But that’s not the only delicious food on offer.
There is food in public thought and conversations.
2016 is a year of political elections.
Australia held its federal election earlier in July with a cliff-hanger result.
USA is currently in a long and bitter battle between Clinton & Trump.
There is endless news coverage of their verbal sparring & tweeting.
Both claim to be speaking the truth.
Both claim the other is speaking lies.
How do we know who is speaking the truth and who is lying?
Is the American public tired of their claims and counter-claims?
Ultimately their claims will be forgotten as the 24-hour news cycle reports wars & disasters.
The following Bible passage tells of a different truth that lasts forever:
To the lady chosen by God and to her children, whom I love in the truth – and not I only, but also all who know the truth – because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us for ever:
Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love.
2 John 1-3
The author of this letter wrote to another congregation, possibly a small house-church.
He expressed joy that this church was walking in the truth.
He warned against false teachers preaching lies.
He hoped to see them again so that his joy would be complete.
So what is this truth that lasts forever?
This truth is a person.
This truth is Jesus.
God lovingly and mercifully gave us His son Jesus.
We deserved to die for our sins.
Jesus died in our place and took the punishment we deserved.
Through Jesus we can be at peace with God.
Jesus graciously offers us forgiveness and eternal life with him.
Jesus lives in the lives of his followers giving them meaning and purpose.
His followers love one another because God first showed love to them.
Politicians come and go and their claims are soon forgotten.
Are you tired of political spin?
Do you know the truth that lasts forever?
For followers, can those around you see the truth that lives in you?
mmmm Bible mmmm
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