I saw a haircut place the other day that had a sign that instead of advertising bald fades had a sign that said “Bad Fades – $8.” I started to go in and ask them how much a good fade cost. I decided against it as I was traveling in part of town where you don’t make jokes with people you don’t know. Come to think of it, that is probably not a bad rule to follow in any part of town. I saw another sign one time that said “Bold Fades.” Bold fades…hmmm….I wasn’t sure if that was a mistake or if a fellow could indeed expect to have lightning bolts or unicorns etched onto the side of his head when the barber was done. That would be bold. Both of those signs promoting “bad fades” and “bold fades” made me think about truth in advertising. Sometimes people, products and services make grand promises but when all is said and done they don’t live up to their advertising claims. It is not that way with the Lord.
He is who He says He is and He does what He says He will do. He is the Living water you need when your soul thirsts for relief. He is the Bread of Life who sustains and strengthens all who partake of His goodness. He is the way, the truth and the life. He is Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. He is the One who delivers on the promise, “Come to Me all who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest.” You may have been let down in the past by people, products and services that fell short of what you expected and certainly did not deliver what you needed. You don’t have to have that fear with the Lord. You can place your trust in Him. He will make good on His word. He is who He says He is and He will do what He says He will do. Until next time, stay strong in the faith.