Do you know that moment when sunlight hits a person’s eyes and their eyes become so clear you feel you can see straight into their soul?
That is what I saw in Jesus’ eyes this morning.
We were on the seashore, walking into the rising sun of mid-morning. I was a few steps ahead of him, turned to face him as he walked straight ahead, and I was waiting for the next words out of his mouth after those he spoke yesterday regarding you.
The sunlight hit his eyes, and he said it:
“I can handle all their truth.”
What is it like for Jesus to be able to handle all your truth?
I think it’s kind of like a young child in the presence of their parent, scared to tell them the truth of something they’ve done. To them, it is the worst possible thing they can imagine having done in the small sphere of their whole wide world that they’ve experienced up to this point in their little life.
But to the parent, there is nothing the child could have done that the parent can’t handle.
Why? Because the parent has a larger sphere of knowledge and experience. The parent’s scope of life is broader and deeper and stronger than the child’s. They can handle truth from a child-sized view, whatever that truth may be.
That’s just a small glimpse of the way Jesus is with us.
His scope of knowledge is broader and deeper than we can imagine. He knows all things — he is the source of all that exists, after all. He created it. He created us. And he has complete knowledge of us already.
So whatever we tell him isn’t a surprise. It doesn’t break him. He is too strong to be broken.
If Jesus is strong enough to handle all of your truth, what truth would you speak to him?