Yesterday, during youth group, Ray played a video that started with the image of a glass of dirty, dark water. Then these two young people opened their mouths and began to speak about who we are in Christ. As the Truth poured from their lips, a faucet started dripping. Drip. Drip. Drip.
The longer they spoke, the more the faucet opened. From drip to steady trickle. From steady trickle to a nonstop stream of clear water. The water poured into the glass until it overflowed, forcing the original, contaminated water out and replacing it with the clean substance that gives life.
I loved the imagery in that video. Because that is exactly what Truth does for us.
There are so many lies in the world. Lies that we hear every day. Many of those lies are easily identified, but others… Others are easier to accept as truth. Others sink more easily into our hearts and cloud the view God intended for us to have of ourselves.
There’s this thing called Truth. And most of us know the Truth, but find it so easy to forget. So impossible to believe. But the Truth remains:
You are a child of God, chosen before the creation of the world.
You are more than a conqueror.
You are redeemed from the curse of the law, delivered from the power of darkness, and free from condemnation.
You are the salt of the earth and the light of the world.
You are the bride of Christ.
You are God’s workmanship, created to do great things.
You have been given abundant, overflowing life.
You, just like the clear glass of water from the video, have something to offer the world. Something that is pure and beautiful and life-giving. You have Truth.
And though the world is busy pretending that it doesn’t need Truth, there are billions of people on this planet who are aching for what you have.
So let the Truth sink deeply into your heart. Let it transform the way you see yourself. And let it overflow until it brings life to this dying world.