Many people came to him. They said, "Though John never performed a sign, all that John said about this man was true."
For our honeymoon, Danny books a luxury cabin in the Nantahala Mountains of North Carolina. The photos and description of it he sees on-line promises the perfect getaway for us. It does look charming!
When we enter the cabin, we are not disappointed. It is as warm, cozy, and inviting as the pictures implied.
There is only one drawback.
The cabin, nestled on a hillside, looks out at mountains. And houses. A few trailers. The main road . . .
Funny how the description which touts "a majestic view" omits any mention of the presence of civilization.
Lessons learned? Photos can be cropped. And, words which sound too good to be true often are.
Needless to say, we are a bit gun-shy when planning our anniversary trip to the mountains. Danny researches diligently and locates a seemingly reliable rental company in the area. He talks extensively with their office before making a choice, unwilling to fully trust the photos and descriptions on their website.
Turns out that truth in advertising exists after all.
That is, when you have something so marvelous, it needs only speak for itself.
When have you been lured by the promise of a product or service only to be disillusioned?
Will you pray with me?
Thank you, Father, for sending Your servant, John, to prepare our hearts and minds to receive Jesus as Lord. He advertised the coming of the Messiah in all truth and faithfulness. May we, too, point others to the truth of Jesus. Amen.
Psalms 102 or 107:1-32
1 John 3:1-10