"Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'"
To many campers, truth is a relative thing. "Being close counts, doesn't it?" they ask. Not exactly. During one of the ice-breaker games for the week, people were asked to share three things with their group, two truths and one not so true. But all three seem rather believable at times.
Finding truth can be very difficult. Students are being bombarded with many different truths today. They are told that sex is safe, drugs are fun and won't hurt you, drinking too much won't do anything to you, and so on and so on. Everybody's doing it, so it must be okay. WRONG. During today's Huddle time the campers learned what real truth is, and who He is.
You see, truth is a person. That person is Jesus Christ. He is the only Man who lived 100 percent truth. Throughout history, many men and many religious groups have claimed to be the truth, but only Jesus Christ has proven to be true time and time again. Many people will try to say their way is the truth, but to the believer, truth is only found in God's word and the life of Christ.
Searching for truth in your life? Start with Jesus, first. I guarantee you will find no match. Others claim to be the truth, but all fall short in the end. The truth — our truth — can be found at the cross, which will lead into tomorrow's mission of "One Life."
Camp this week is awesome, and God is doing some great things here in Indiana. The campers are getting it, many have got it, and our desire they will all want to give it when they leave for years to come. Blessings and see you tomorrow!
1. Where do you look for truth?
2. Do you recognize truth when you see it, or are you fooled by cheap imitations?
3. Today, how can you start to find the one truth for your life?
1 John 1:5-10