Thursday, October 30, 2008


What are the questions that fill people's minds?
I wonder if they are the same as mine?
I wonder if they are searching for truth

What is the meaning of life? Forty-two?
What purpose does my life serve here on earth?
People devote their lives to many things...
Science and research - looking for that cure
Philanthropists, pacifists - doing "good"
Hedonism or asceticism?
Heaps for the former, few for the latter
Success and many know your name?

What if choices were simply black or white
And replaced all of the grey around us?
Like who would I vote for? Who can I trust?
Why does it matter? What really matters?
Who should I believe? Who's telling the truth?
Can I base my opinion on the news;
Second-, third- or tenth-hand information?
Dig deep and you'll find dirt on anyone
Everyone is flawed and everyone lies
So how can we possibly find the truth?

I find myself looking for guarantees
Money-back, satisfaction or lifetime
A guarantee for love, relationships
Happiness and a family of my own
A guarantee of work, food and shelter
Simply the basic needs for survival
But these are not guarantees we all have
Some of us are luckier than others
Death seems to be the only guarantee
Even taxes are evaded by some

When my understanding is incomplete
I have nowhere to turn but towards faith
Faith that my car will start in the morning
Faith that the plane won't crash when I fly home
Faith that justice and mercy will prevail
One day, for all those who suffer right now
In an imperfect, unjust, unfair world
A faith that there is more than meets the eye
Faith I hope grows into mustard seed size
A rational faith that is based on truth

The truth is that people matter a lot
I wish I made more time for those I know
Family, friends, and people who are in need
To share about life, to explore the truth
To help because I'm called to and I can
Would having thirty hours a day help?
Probably not - I’m great with excuses
Historically, that seems to be true
Maybe I should just make my wish come true

I guess I want to uncover the truth
Because where there is truth, there is freedom
Doesn’t everybody want to be free?

John 14:6 (NIV)
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

John 3:1-21 (NIV)
"Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, "Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him."

In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again."

"How can a man be born when he is old?" Nicodemus asked. "Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb to be born!"

Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You must be born again.' The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit."

"How can this be?" Nicodemus asked.

"You are Israel's teacher," said Jesus, "and do you not understand these things? I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man. Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God."

Voice of Truth - Casting Crowns



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