Stretching The Truth (Jeremiah 32:27)

Jake is a physician colleague who is also married to another physician. His wife does not practice clinical medicine and is employed as medical writer/consultant for television shows and movies. I don’t usually watch medical dramas because I find myself over-analyzing the situations and usually arguing with the veracity and plausibility of the content. However, when I learned that she was one of the writers on a popular medical series, I decided to watch it. Not surprisingly, the episode I watched evoked the same critical attitude within me. When I saw Jake at a conference the following morning, I confronted him. 

“Jake, I watched the episode last night. Dude, that was quite a stretch!”

Jake shook his head. “I know. I know. My wife even consulted with me about the possibility and although I agreed it could happen, I knew it was an extreme rarity.”

“Extreme rarity?” I chuckled. “How about never?”

“Yeah, maybe closer to that!”

Even experts may stretch the truth. 

Some critics of the Bible aver that the writers exaggerated and stretched the truth. How could the entire world be flooded and only eight people and every species of animal be rescued in an ark? How could Moses have parted the Red Sea allowing the Israelites to escape the pursuing Egyptians? How could God be born as a human, live a sinless life, die on the Cross, and be resurrected from the dead on the third day?

Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for Me?

Jeremiah 32:27 (NASB)

The Bible is not a stretch of the truth, it IS the Truth. God created everything: the universe, all living creatures, and the physical laws of science which govern all interactions. However, God is not a part of this Creation as some religions believe. He is separate from His creation and governs it. Thus, He alone is able to miraculously intervene and redefine what reality is. As God Himself declared, “Is anything too difficult for Me?”


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.

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