Lucia was 7 weeks pregnant and at our center for an ultrasound. She was relying on family support to help her through the pregnancy, and so she brought her mom along to the appointment. When the baby appeared on the screen, Lucia’s mom turned to her and exclaimed, “It’s true!” She had seen her little grandchild, and believed the truth. Lucia herself chose life for her baby, and is well on her way to completing our prenatal parenting course.
A critical value we provide our clients is consistently offering them truth whether they are sorting through their options related to an unintended pregnancy or healing from a past abortion decision. When someone offers us truth, our part is to believe what’s true, rather than believe a lie.
Truth is extremely important to Jesus. Think of how many times he said, “Truly, I say to you”… “Truly, I say to you”…. At least 30 times in the book of Matthew alone! And the book of John lets us know that every time He spoke, what He said was the truth (John 17:17). The Spirit inside Jesus – the Holy Spirit – is called the Spirit of Truth (John 14:17). And we see that Jesus Himself IS Truth. He says, “I am… the Truth…” (John 14:6). So it’s no surprise when Jesus highlights the simple logic of believing what’s true. He asks, “If I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me?” (John 8:46).
We can echo that question today. When we encounter truth, why would we not believe it? Let’s choose to believe what is true, even when it might feel better or be easier to believe a lie. Ultimately, it is the TRUTH that sets us free.