I have a very outgoing, talkative daughter, and she loves to tell me about her day. As she’s gotten older and made more friends, she tells me some of the most interesting stories about them.

Many times, I can tell by what she’s saying that the other child is either exaggerating, or outright lying. She doesn’t realize it, but I’m pretty sure that two kids in her class did not have the same dream on the same night about who was tops in their Accelerated Reader rankings (and both lists matched!)

(Both lists were also incorrect, but that’s another story for another time).

Thankfully, we never have to worry whether what God tells us is true or not. He never exaggerates, and He never tells a falsehood.

The best news is, we can rely on what His word tells us about His son’s redemption of the human race.

I Timothy 1:15 says:

“Here’s a word you can take to heart and depend on: Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners.”

Now, it would be pretty tough for those girls in Anna Marie’s class to prove what they’d dreamed about, but Paul knows from whence he is speaking.

“I’m proof—Public Sinner Number One—of someone who could never have made it apart from sheer mercy. And now he shows me off—evidence of his endless patience—to those who are right on the edge of trusting him forever.”

God’s grace and mercy played out in our lives – it’s all the proof we need. We can believe the promise that we can obtain that which Jesus died and rose again to provide.

He’s always truthful, always dependable – and He will always love us.