||Some signs can be difficult to interpret
We seem surrounded by signs wherever we go these days. The shops are full of
them, guiding us to all the bargains they want us to buy. Go to a park or
garden and signs will tell you all the things you can’t do.
Don’t leave your car unlocked. Don’t walk on the grass.
Don’t pick the flowers.
And so on. There must be good business for those who make signs.
The most confusing type seem to be saved up
for our roads. It is all-important to take the right turns at the right places
when you are travelling, and while the signs are often there, they can still
be confusing. Out in the wide open spaces you may have time to consult the map
and think about the forks in the road, but it is harder when travelling on
fast urban roads to be sure you are in the right lane and ready to exit at the
Even more serious
Finding your way
through life is made more difficult by all the signs that surround us.
Communication has never been more widespread and effective, making the
propagation of ideas more prolific. How can anyone make sense of all the
claims made by humanists, religionists, cultists, trendies, greenies... and on
and on it goes.
I have a great deal of sympathy for young people growing up with all these
signs and sounds around them. They wonder “Who is right?”
“How can I find my way through this maze?” Of course, today we
have made tolerance the highest virtue. The test is not ‘Is it true or
false?’ but whether you can live with all the contradictions that abound
and say nothing about them.
Does anything stand out?
push ideas are sure they are on the right track. As we look on, we either say
that no-one has the truth, or that all have some kind of truth. Logically,
where contradictions exist, either someone has the truth or no-one does. We
can’t just ignore the fact that ideas collide head-on, revealing that
someone is wrong.
Sceptics ask triumphantly ‘Which God do you suggest I worship?’
feeling they have you in a corner. There can only be one Supreme Being.
Imagine someone introducing two or more world championship holders in the same
sport. Surely there can be only one. And Almighty God cannot have any
He stands out
I will conform to the
idea of a level playing field of ideas when it can be shown that Jesus was
just another man. No-one can explain Jesus satisfactorily and keep him as a
faulty human being like the rest of us. See the way His life was predicted
centuries before it happened. See the kind of life He lived, the words He
spoke, the death He died and the crowning resurrection. See today the
fulfilling of the things He forecast for the end times. Note that He was never
mistaken in anything he said.
The way is open
concerned by all the divisions in the Christian church. Nor by the erring of
many who claim to be followers of Christ. Come to Him on His terms and receive
His amazing grace that forgives and eternally embraces. There is no other way.
He said so: “I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the
Father except through me” (John chapter 14, verse 6).