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The Truth of God’s Word

– Wednesday, Week 7 of Easter –

‘Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.’ [John 17:11]

In today’s gospel, Jesus shares a heartfelt prayer for his disciples just before his arrest and crucifixion.  He prays to the Father, “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth” (John 17:17).  Here, Jesus prays for the disciples to be made holy by the truth of His Word.

Jesus’ prayer offers a powerful insight into the transformative power of God’s Word in the lives of his disciples and ours. He declares that God’s Word is truth.

Through the Word of God, we encounter God’s love, understanding, and wisdom.  The Scriptures reveal who God is and serve as a roadmap for our spiritual journey, guiding us toward a deeper relationship with God and shaping our thoughts, attitudes and actions.

The truth of God’s Word is not merely a collection of facts or information. It is living and active, with the power to touch our hearts and transform us from the inside out.  As we engage with the Word, we are shaped, renewed, and empowered to live the lives God desires for us.  Immersing ourselves in Scripture, reflecting on its truths, and allowing it to dwell richly within us, we become more like Christ, we are sanctified.  Through this sanctification, we are equipped to fulfil our purpose and reflect Jesus Christ to the world.

Let us pray to know the Word of God, allowing it to shape, guide, and transform us.  May the Word deepen our relationship with God so that we become more like Christ.  And as we are sanctified in the truth, may our lives bear witness to the power and beauty of God’s transformative work.

By Lisa McKerr

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