Why did he say … he is the Truth? (5)

He didn’t mean:
“You have your truth, and I have mine”
“Whatever you want to call truth is fine.”
No, truth is facts and absolute,
it’s things that are beyond dispute,
for we don’t know the truth full well
but he who made it all can tell,
and is omniscient, himself he’s true
and can be Guide to me and you.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

Joy in God’s grace

Created to rejoice,
but not in trivial things,
in knowing God’s rich grace,
the comforts Jesus brings.

Joy – we’re loved, embraced by the Lord
wonderful gospel, exult in his Word.

Christ Jesus took delight
in viewing past the grave
joy after suffering’s night
with those his death would save.

Our joy as others grow
in love, humility –
increasingly they show
Christ’s grace and purity.

Paul’s joy in service hard,
for saints – we honour all
those suffering for God’s Word
in pain their joy yet full.

Tune: 66 66+ iambic eg ‘Mine’ by Frank Lehman

Why did he say … he is the Door? (3)

The door to the fold, safety, security,
and to pasture, soul nourishment,
support and encouragement:
no life cramping, restricting,
damping, constricting.
‘I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture … I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.’ John 10:9,10 (NKJV)