Day 5

Day 5

And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory,

the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. John 1:14


The Bedrock

“What is truth?” Pilate asked this of Jesus as a cynical politician, keen to hang onto his career and avoid the almost inevitable carnage of life in first-century Palestine. Moving forward two millennia, we are still grappling with this question. We are bombarded with opinions, reports, false news, and fraudsters, all pedalling their take on “the truth”. It’s hard to know what is important and who to believe.

One of my favourite films is “Twister” which is about a bunch of scientific “storm chasers”. In the final scenes (spoiler alert) the heroes are caught up in a category 5 storm and manage to survive by lashing themselves to a steel post which goes deep down into bedrock. The whole barn and everything around them are blown away by the storm, but they survive.

When it comes to truth, the things that matter, Jesus is our bedrock, He is our truth, The Truth on which we base our faith and our lives. In this advent period, may we see his glory afresh and have our faith renewed.


  • Church of England.
  • Diocese of York.