Tell Me the Truth

By: Hunter Jones
I have a confession: I hate small talk. But when I find myself sitting across from someone I desperately want to tell about Jesus, all I can muster up is small talk.


Because I think I’ve bought into the lie that they don’t want Him. That they’d rather talk about the weather than the aching of their heart, or about the latest fashions than their questions about life and death.

But what if they don’t? What if these people have weary, broken-hearted souls just like I did? What if they ache for the rest Jesus offers in Matthew 11 like I do? What if their hearts are crying out to mine: Tell me the Truth!

Tell me He created the fields, mountains, oceans, animals, and people I wonder at.
Tell me He sees the injustice and brokenness in this world He created, and His heart aches to make everything right even more than mine does.
Tell me He grieved with me when I lost someone I loved. Tell me He saw, tell me He cared.
Tell me He is exactly who He says He is, but He’ll still wrestle with me when I wrestle with doubt. 
Tell me He really did—yes, that God Himself—stepped down from His heavenly throne and wrapped Himself in human flesh. 
Tell me He was born a man, and lived a perfect, sinless life.
Tell me He really is holy and just, and my sin and brokenness keeps me from Him.
Tell me He died a death I deserve to atone for my sin and brokenness.
Tell me He rose from the dead, defeating death forever.
Tell me He did it all because He loves me and wants to draw me close to Himself. 
Tell me I can find hope beyond this fading world in Him.
And tell me that in Him I can have great purpose and meaning—to know Him and to make Him known. 
Tell me the Truth.

Oh, I pray this Christmas God will give us the courage to tell them the truth. To tell our friends and loved ones about this Jesus we follow because we really do believe He is the light of the world—the one all our hearts crave. And I pray God gives them each ears to hear, and minds and hearts to understand, that they might finally come to know, love, and follow Him. 

But first, we must tell them the truth.

“For ‘everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?’” Romans 10:13-14

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