The Truth Will Make You Free
by Michael S. Tyrrell
April 21, 2020
Happy Tuesday (or is it Monday?), dear Wholetonians,
Isn’t it amazing how captivity can make you lose track of time, and even what day it is? When our daily routines are suddenly upended, one day runs into another and before you know it another week has passed us by. Here’s the point: this current season is not just an inconvenience; it is an abnormal, unprecedented, global interruption of life. And yet, it is times like these that reveal the resilience, ingenuity, and patience of the American people!
Facebook live has become a platform for people to share their musical gifts, encouragement, etc., to bring a little love to others who are getting “stir crazy” and need some encouragement. For those of you who haven’t been watching the last four weeks, I have been inviting everyone into my living room (via Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/wholetonesmusic/) every Sunday night @ 8pm EDT on the Wholetones Facebook page. If you want to hear some uplifting news and hear me play some “unplugged” music, and yes, SING, you’ll want to tune in. And last Sunday, I said something that inspired me to write this weeks musing, “The Truth Will Make You Free.”
As most of you know, I tend to think outside the box, and during one of my meditations, I figured out how I could change the world…make everyone tell the truth for 24 hours! If it were actually possible, the world would most definitely change …if politicians, CEOs of major corporations, banks, insurance companies, literally everyone, came clean and told the truth. But here’s the tragic part… it wouldn’t be long before man’s need for power, control, and manipulation would awaken the dragon of deception, and our world would find itself right back where it was before.
John 8:32 “And you shall know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
You see friends, as long as we look to man for the truth, we will always be disappointed. The entire world is looking for the truth and they think they will find it through the news media, the internet, a fortune cookie, etc. Let me explain why this is impossible.
What if I told you that truth was a person?
John 14:6 “Jesus answered, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Remember John 8:32 said, “And you shall know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” And in John 14:6, Jesus says that HE is the TRUTH, and when you “know” the truth, then the truth makes you free! There is no man on earth who can make you free, only Jesus, the Truth, can do this.
Friends, our president has said several times that we are at war with an invisible foe, and he is correct. However, this “war” is not against a virus… it’s not against flesh and blood. It is a war between the truth and deception. The truth is deception is no match for absolute truth, and we would be wise to trust Him (the Truth), and not the main stream media.
Hebrews 6:18, “So God has given both His promise and His oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to Him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us.”
And dear friends, our hope will NOT disappoint. We will certainly get through this and we will be stronger than before! Word to the wise… turn off the news, enjoy your family, and make sure you are filling your home 24/7, as I do, with the calming, peaceful, healing, music of Wholetones.
Until next time…
Michael S. Tyrrell
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