I am the way, the truth and the life
The Way, the Truth, and the Life
1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions;[a] if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.[b] 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And where I go you know, and the way you know.”
5 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
John 14 includes one of the central tenets of our Christian faith–no one comes to the Father except through Me. We may try to talk our way around it, believing we are somehow being magnanimous by altering the truth to include other methods to be reconciled to God than by Jesus, but the truth does not change, truth cannot be altered. There is one way to God, and that way is through His Son, Jesus Christ, who became a sacrifice for our sins.
The promises in these verses are so sweet and so life-affirming:
- Let not your heart be troubled. In other words, be at peace.
- Believe in God, believe in me
- There will be a place in Heaven prepared especially for you
- If I go, I will come again so that we can be together
- I am the way
I love it when Jesus uses the terminology “I am,” which is reminiscent of God’s first words to Moses in the midst of that burning bush. Have you accepted Jesus as your Saviour, as your “I am?” There is no better time than now to turn to Him. Let not your heart be troubled–believe.