Telling The Truth by Fenton Moorhead

LIFE TO THE MAX: "TELLING THE TRUTH"
By Fenton Moorhead

A STORY TO ILLUSTRATE A TRUTH: THERE WAS A SMALL RURAL FAMILY,
JUST MOM AND POP, AND THEIR SON, BACK 60 YEARS AGO BEFORE THERE
WAS TV. THEY HEARD ABOUT ALL THE MODERN THINGS IN THE CITY, SO
ONE DAY THEY VENTURED OUT OF THE BACKROADS WITH WHICH THEY WERE
FAMILIAR AND WENT TO THE CITY TO SEE FOR THEMSELVES. THEY DROVE
FROM MULE SHOE TO FT WORTH AND WERE ASTOUNDED AT THE CITY. THEY
STOPPED OPPOSITE OF A HOTEL WHERE MANY PEOPLE WERE GOING IN AND
OUT. THE OLD FARMER SUGGESTED THAT HIS WIFE WAIT IN THE CAR, AND
HE AND HIS SON WOULD GO IN FIRST TO SEE IF IT WAS SAFE. THEY
CAUTIOUSLY WENT INTO THE HOTEL LOBBY AND WERE SPEECHLESS AT THE
LAVISH FURNISHINGS, THE ORIENTAL RUGS, THE CRYSTAL CHANDELIERS,
AND THE BALCONIES OVERHEAD. THEY NOTICED A RATHER DOWNCAST AND
DISCOURAGED LADY WALK SLOWLY ACROSS THE LOBBY WHERE SHE STOPPED
IN FRONT OF TWO DOORS WHERE SHE PUSHED A BUTTON. THE DOORS
OPENED AND REVEALED A SMALL ROOM. SHE GOT IN AND THE DOORS
CLOSED. THEY WAITED AND WATCHED THE DOORS. WHEN THEY OPENED, A
SMILING AND HAPPY WOMAN BRISKLY WALKED OUT. THE OLD FARMER
LOOKED KEENLY INTO HIS BOY'S EYES AND SAID,
"SON, GO GET YOUR MOTHER."

WOULDN'T IT BE WONDERFUL IF THERE WAS A ROOM WE COULD ALL GET
INTO AND THE OLD AND WARN AND UGLY THINGS ABOUT US WOULD
DISAPPEAR AND WE COULD COME OUT DIFFERENT.

OUR PRAYER IS THAT THIS PLACE WILL BE THAT KIND OF ROOM, WHERE
WE COME TO MEET WITH GOD, AND HIS TRUTH SETS US FREE FROM THE
OLD AND UGLY THINGS IN OUR LIVES AND WE WALK OUT NEW!

GOD IS A GOD OF TRUTH. HE IS HOLY.
IT DOES NOT ENTER THE MIND OF GOD TO LIE OR DECEIVE.
IT IS THE OPPOS ...


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