When Jesus was gathering His disciples, as recorded in John 1, Philip took Him to find Nathanael. Nathanael questioned whether any good thing could come out of Nazareth. Philip told him to come and see.

As Nathanael approached Jesus, Jesus said, “Behold and Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!” Nathanael said to Him how do you know me? Jesus answered that He had seen him under the fig tree before Philip called him. This caused Nathanael to respond, “Thou art the son of God; thou art the king of Israel.” Jesus said to Nathanael, “Because I said to you that I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You will see greater things than these.”

This is an amazing encounter. Philip came to meet a man, a Nazarene. He didn’t know him, only that the others said he was the Messiah. He came looking for proof. He must have wanted to find the Messiah, but he needed evidence. Just a few words from the mouth of Jesus were all it took. Only God Himself could have known where Nathanael was before Philip called him. That was enough for Nathanael.

There are so many today that are searching for something to hold onto. They have been taught that truth is relative, that one person’s truth may not be the same as another’s. The result of this type of thinking is hopelessness, loss of purpose. Variable truth is no truth at all. Truth is something that doesn’t change, that can be held onto, that is rock solid. Today people are hungry for truth even though they may not be able to say so.

One thing about Truth, when you find it, just like Nathanael, you know it. Today the cry of my heart is “Oh Father, fill us afresh with Your Holy Spirit! Empower us through the Holy Spirit to reveal Your presence to a starving, dying, world. When they see You, they will know You! In Jesus precious Name I pray.” Amen”