Stephen Wilce resigned from the position of director of defense technology in New Zealand last September. The following month a military court found that Wilce had fabricated amazing stories about his life. He claimed to have competed in the Olympics, served as a helicopter pilot in the military, been a British spy, played on an international rugby team and been a folk music guitarist.
Investigators found that none of this was true. Wilce admitted that he had been making up stories about himself since he was a child.
Perhaps we all have a tendency to embellish the truth about ourselves in order to impress others. We want people to like us, and we would like to feel that our lives have some significance.
We shouldn’t feel the need to stretch the truth about ourselves in order for God to love us more. He loves us just as we are. Oh, that’s no excuse to remain as we are; God expects us to always be seeking to become more like he wants us to be. But there is nothing we can do to make him love us any more than he already does.
That’s the unembellished truth.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16).