Are They the Same?

Isn't it funny the things we choose to talk about? The news has been filled with so many things lately, from the president's tweets to the latest controversies in Hollywood. Yesterday the world stopped and watched as the Falcon Heavy, the most powerful operational rocket in the world, was launched from a historic pad in Florida, hurdling a Tesla Roadster into deep space. But what caught my eye as I was scrolling through the News App on my phone was a picture that's causing great debate on the Internet. Are the images above depicting the same road, taken at the same angle and from the same height, or are the roads going in different directions? This is the question that is causing a lot of debate currently. Of course, the best way to find out would be to place one picture on top of the other and see whether they line up or not. Someone did that and, sure enough, the pictures are identical.

This picture reminded me of something else that people have a lot of opinions about. As different people read the Bible, they get so many different ideas that it makes you wonder if we really are all reading the same words. How can we know for sure that what we think the scriptures mean is really what they mean? Jesus promised His disciples before He left Earth, "When He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come" (John 16:13). If we ask for the Holy Spirit to lead us into truth before we open the Bible, we can be sure that He will help us understand the truth. Won't you ask Him the next time you read His Word?