Truth Is a Person

Julia Downey Davis

READ : Mark 6:30-56

And they were utterly astounded, for they did not understand about the loaves. (vv. 51-52)

My daughter sits at the dining room table practicing her math facts. Five plus six is always eleven. Fourteen minus seven is always seven. The method: memorization. The outcome: predictable – always.

The predictable outcome would not have served Jesus and the disciples, though. How would they feed a sell-out crowd with only five loaves and two fish? Who could cross a large lake in a windstorm without a boat? The limitations imposed by the natural world during Jesus’ time were even more obvious than today. Jesus’ miracles of feeding the multitude and walking on the water defied the laws of nature. Jesus multiplied five times two and got five thousand.

Jesus is the truth (John 14:6). Truth is a person. With Jesus, what can be is not limited by physical laws; it is limited only by his will. We serve a God who created and rules the physical world, who does not live within its limitations. When he commands, the hungry are fed, the sick are healed, the dead live again. Even the wind and waves obey him. Because truth is a person, “nothing will be impossible with God” (Luke 1:37).


Lord of Truth, I celebrate your sovereignty over the world you’ve created! May I see not the limitations of the world, but your possibilities.