Tuesday, 22 June 2010


Can you tell a loonie from a chocolate coin?  Of course.  What about a "basement printed" fake from a legitimate Canada Mint twenty?  Maybe.  Maybe not.

Andrew and I have been attending a parenting dvd series at church, and one of the analogies the speaker uses caught my attention.

She talks about how the FBI teaches its agents to recognize a counterfeit bill. An agent-in-training is not led into a room full of counterfeits and shown individual imperfections in thousands of faulty bills.  Instead, the agent is taught only to identify the one TRUE bill.  If he looks only at the flawed substitutes, he soon becomes confused about what the Real Thing looks like, and can no longer distinguish between the legal and illegal tender.
In the same way, we need to have such intimate knowledge of the Truth and the Life that we don't get confused by the "truths" the world is selling.  We need to immerse ourselves [and our children] in the Word of God so that when a counterfeit "truth" comes along we can quickly identify it and treat it as counterfeit - as worthless for our lives.  Our children must know that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, the Life.  There can be no substitute.

Linking up with Company Girls Coffee at Home Sanctuary.


  1. Amen girl! Well said. Sometimes I think we try to make it hard and it's not. The simple pure powerful Word of God is all we need.
    Sounds like a great parenting class.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. As Cathy said - Amen! The only hope for staying true to God is to know - really know His truth, and the place to get that is in His word.

  3. And, I say AMEN the 3rd time. What a simple, but oh, so powerful truth!! Thanks for sharing and giving us some great spiritual "food for thought!" Blessings galore to you!

  4. I have heard t his analogy before but it is so true! Jesus is THE way, THE truth and THE light...there is no alternative!

  5. This is the first time I've heard that analogy, thank you for sharing!

  6. good analogy. I hadn't heard that before.

  7. Focusing on the truth...works every time!

  8. POWERFUL! How true! Thank you for coffee and that amazingly insightful illustration. So blessed!



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