My friend, Jack Gray of Auckland, NZ turned 90 years a couple of weeks ago. He’s one of the men I spent some time with last year as part of what I’m affectionately calling now my, “Old Coot Tour!” He’s one of those brothers and sisters who’ve spent multiple decades living life inside a relationship with God. When I sent him birthday greetings, he sent me back a link to a video from his birthday party where he took a few moments to address the family and ended with this challenge to his grandchildren:
Be seekers of the Truth. And when I say the Truth, I mean the ultimate Truth. Not truth you put into a kind of a statement, but the ultimate reality. And what I have discovered in my ninety years, and I’ve probably only discovered the fringes of it is that truth is not in science, or with the philosophers, nor is it in any religious institution or system. The truth is a person. A person who said, “I am the Way the Truth and the Life.” And of him one of his great servants said, “In him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
Knowing him, serving him, and being loved by him, that is the center of my life and that is what I would encourage you to do. Seek the truth. And don’t be surprised if end up finding what I have found that truth is not in these other things. Ultimate truth is that person, the Lord Jesus.”
What a legacy and great words for us all to embrace! All the treasures of life and godliness are found in him, and no where else.
If you want to tap into more of his wisdom, you can do so at his website, The Pilgrim Path, or hear him on the two podcasts I did with Jack at TheGodJourney.com: The Path of a Pilgrim Part I • The Life of a Pilgrim Part II