We were having a monumental snow and ice storm here in the North Carolina area, the worse they have had in 10 years. It was quite a show of beautiful silently falling snow, a forest of sculptures covered in snow, and a soon to be an ice encrusted world.
I spent this snowy, cold day watching a marathon of a reality show called Destination Truth. For those of you who are not familiar with this show, it’s about a group of people, headed by Josh Gates, who search the world for “the truth”. They look for proof of the various sightings of legendary animals, such as Big Foot and the Chupacabra, and unexplainable phenomena involving forests, castles, abandoned buildings, and burial sites. It’s a fun show to watch for a couple of reasons, the places they go are unique and at times exotic, the things they look for are fascinatingly bizarre, and the host is very good at what he does, entertain.
Do they find the truth? They haven’t yet, at least not that I have ever seen, but they certainly seem to enjoy the journey that is part of the search for the truth they are currently seeking.
Watching that show got me thinking about the phrase, “destination truth”. What is truth, is it not something we are all striving towards finding? Then I thought do we really want to find “the truth”? If we found “the truth” we are looking for, can we, as part of that famous phrase goes, handle “the truth”?
Is our destination towards “the truth”? Are we willing to make the journey to find “the truth”? Are we willing to encounter all the various obstacles, friendly and scary, that we will find ourselves facing as we search for “the truth”?
What truth are you looking for? What are you willing to do if you discover “the truth”? Is “the truth” something you can handle at this point? If you find “the truth” you are looking for, is it a truth you are willing to share? If it is not worth sharing, is it worth finding?
Seeking “the truth” is different for everyone, because ‘”the truth” is different for everyone. What I call “the truth” may not be something that you are willing to accept as “the truth”. The journey that I take to find my “truth” will be very different from the journey that you will take to find your “truth”. Isn’t that a wonderful thing? It is by taking these different journeys that we become who we are and are able to share our truth with others and we are able to hear what others call “the truth”, and make our own choices as to whether that is “the truth” we wanted to hear or even accept.
“The truth” can be something you are looking for about a relationship, food, religion, history, exercise, politics and so on. There are so many areas in which we can take that journey towards our “Destination Truth”. I hope that you find whatever “truth” you are searching for, but more importantly I hope that you enjoy the journey that you take to find “the truth”.
Then you will know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. John 8:32
Why not begin your journey today?
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