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We Believe A Lie

If you are like me, you are a follower of the Way, the Truth and the Life  There is just one problem.

We don’t always believe the Truth.  Instead, we tend to believe a lie.

The lie we believe is that we don’t have hope.  We believe that our situation is impossible to overcome.  We think that our circumstances are irredeemable.

That’s the truth, isn’t it?  The truth is we believe a lie.

Nothing cannot be overcome.  We are never beyond change.  Our screwed up lives can always be redeemed.

Take a wedding, for example.  A time for joy.  A time for celebration.  The beginning of two people’s life together. 

Unfortunately, it can go wrong.  Your plans can come up short.  Maybe it’s because you didn’t expect such a crowd.  Maybe your finances were blown.  Whatever the reason, you didn’t buy enough wine.  Without plenty of wine, the party is going to falter.  All you are left with is some water.  Plain old water.  No one is going to get excited about water.  With just plain water, the wedding will be considered a failure.  The village will talk about it for months, if not years.  The shame to come will be devastating.


Except that Jesus is at the wedding.  Jesus can help the situation.  His mother hears about the problem and goes to him.  He knows that her Son can fix it.  All she has to do is ask.  He will know where to get some wine.  He knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy.

Except no.

He is the Guy.

He is the Over-comer.

He is the Change Agent.

He is the Redeemer. 

You have some barrels of water?  No problem.  It’s turned into wine.  Not just any wine.  Wine that is better than what had been served.

Some had believed the lie that the wedding would turn into a failure.

All they had to do was turn to the Truth.

Have you ever believed a lie about your situation?  Did the Truth redeem your situation for you?

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  1. October 18, 2012 at 4:43 am

    I’ll answer first. Yes, I’m guilty. A couple years ago, an event – a health crisis – in our family rocked my world. I can honestly tell you that there were many moments and days in the midst of this time where I was barely hanging onto the Truth with a thread. It took time, but yes, the Truth redeemed the situation – and is still redeeming it today.

  2. October 18, 2012 at 5:29 am

    Initially there have been times I have believed the lie that things were really tanked. No hope. No future. But then my (sometimes) fragile faith kicks in that says, “NO! i serve the ONE who can make the change!” I pray I will always come down on the side of the Truth Teller.

  3. Arny Sanchez
    October 18, 2012 at 11:31 am

    My dad had a severe stroke 3 weeks ago…he is still in ICU…its been hard…but i can honestly say…i’ve always had hope…the darkness is pretty thick…but Jesus remains. He is my light! it probably helps that i’ve been in dark places before so all of it has helped my faith…

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