The Truth will set you free. Free. No one knows what free tastes like until they have lived in bondage and suffered the suffocating lack of freedom which comes from a lost and broken life. Freedom. Jesus said it was for freedom that He set me free. And He won’t stop His relentless pursuit of that freedom. You see, I’ll settle for less. I’m fine with good enough if I get comfortable. But, not Jesus. He’s just not willing to let me settle — not when He has a wide open meadow of goodness and I could run unabandoned into His wide open love. That’s Truth. The Truth is that He bent low and came to this earth for each one of us and He lived the normal life of an inconspicuous boy in a carpenter’s home in a backwards little town and then He started to move into ministry. All this to seek and save lost and broken people like me. But then He went to my cross. And He bore my sin. That’s the Truth. And for what? For the joy set before Him. What joy? The joy of my freedom in Him. Can we wrap our brains around this gift? Can we fathom the Truth of this unfathomable love? He has freedom in mind — in heart and soul — for each of us. The way is the way of the cross. He endured the cross. We go to the cross with Him and we nail our sin-filled hearts and allow Him to touch them with His loving care and we become transformed into increasing freedom. The cross is the place of unavoidable pain. The cross is the place of forgiveness, healing, resurrection, transformation. Truth. Truth sets us free. Unearth the hidden places and allow the breezes of His love to move through for the freedom He died to bring to you.