Been thinking about Truth for the past several weeks. For most of my life I’ve viewed Truth as something found in a series of propositions: God is omnipotent, omniscient, almighty, merciful, etc. Sometimes we build our fellowship around systems, concepts and ideas like “Baptist, Pentecostal, Evangelical”, etc., and we end the day separating into doctrinal puddles like oil in water.
But the Truth is a person (John 14:6), and it seems likely we’ll best discover Him in relationships. That’s gotta be the reason why I get such a kick out of talking with my buddies at Aroma Underground about the mysteries of the Godhead. The very act of sitting face-to-face in friendship reveals – in a small way – the relational nature of God.
Of the commandments, God instructed Israel to “…talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road…” (Deut 11:19) “Wherever two or three of you are gathered in my name, there am I in your midst.” (Matt. 18:20) Don’t you see it? A loving trinity of friendship is a thousand times better picture of Father, Son, and Spirit than pages and pages of theology. If only we could catch hold of the notion that fellowship ought to be built around Jesus Himself rather than statements about a him, perhaps the world would begin to see the True Christ.