“For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and your love for all of God’s people, which come from your confident hope of what God has reserved for you in heaven. You have had this expectation ever since you first heard the truth of the Good News.” – Colossians 1:4-5
The truth of the Good News is that Christ has delivered us from the captivity and oppression of a life without love.
The truth of God revealed in Jesus was that he came as the full expression of God. That God entered our world to experience the full range of our emotions, and to show us what it was to live with the tenderness of an open heart .
The truth revealed in Jesus was the bridge that closed the gap between the imperfection of our humanness and the perfection of God.
For God never rejected us, God never gave up on us, God was never separated from us and God never stopped pouring his love out on us.
It was mankind that believed the lie of shame and doubted the goodness of God. It was mankind that separated from God and chose their own idols.
Jesus came and revealed God’s truth. Jesus died as a sacrifice in the truth. Jesus rose from the dead as a demonstration of God’s truth.
The truth proclaimed by Jesus is that all who come to him will never thirst again and out of their hearts will flow rivers of living water.