The Way, the Truth, and the Life
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Jesus the Way to the Father
5 Thomas(A) said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
6 Jesus answered, “I am(B) the way(C) and the truth(D) and the life.(E) No one comes to the Father except through me.(F) 7 If you really know me, you will know[a] my Father as well.(G) From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
How many people reading this devotional today have ever been lost? Within two weeks after moving to a new city, I had a heart attack. Then, just two weeks after having the heart attack I took my husband to the airport which was forty-five minutes from our home.
I got lost going home.
Forty-five minutes turned into an hour and a half, and when I entered a new township I realized I had gone the opposite way. I was so weak the forty-five minute trip to the airport and back was stretching my abilities, but now it had turned into more than three hours as I tried to find my way home.
Even worse than being lost physically is when we are lost spiritually. Jesus tells us plainly that He is the way, yet in this politically charged climate it is not popular to cling to this dogma.
I do not know God’s plan for other cultures and other beliefs, I only know what the Bible tells me. It is not my job to judge others. My job consists of sharing God’s word, first by the way I live my life and then by teaching God’s word to others.
Has Jesus become the way, the truth and the life for you? If not, what is holding you back? There is a prayer in the sidebar of this page . Pray that prayer and you will receive a new heart, a new understanding from Jesus Christ our Lord as well as a new way to live your life, empowered by the Holy Spirit and strengthened by God’s Word. If you pray this prayer I hope you will leave a comment and I will stop what I am doing when I receive notice of your comment and rejoice with you that you now know the way, the truth and the life.
Prayer: Father, we admit we do not understand the mysteries of this life, but we do understand that you love us and want only the best for us. We want to know you better, so today we pray that we would come to know Jesus as well as we know our brothers, our sisters, our mothers and our fathers. May we each accept Your salvation that comes only by grace and may we share your love and grace with others. Amen