In an inclusive world, sometimes the hard messages get left on the shelf. Jesus came to seek and to save that which was lost. It is a beautiful picture that God would become a man to teach us His true character, show us His unconditional love, and become the sacrifice to reinstate relationship and hope.
The flip side to that coin, however, is that God made “a” way where there seemed to be no way. Jesus is THE way to relationship with God. In this passage, Jesus told His disciples, “I am THE way, THE truth and THE life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” Jesus did not say He was one of the ways…
We love to think about the Savior that healed, that fed, that raised the dead. We must not forget that restoring relationship was no easy thing. Men have been trying since the beginning to find ways to be equal and make their own way to God. It always ends in chaos and failure.
God gave us a way to bridge that gap. Jesus was His greatest sacrifice and the only one way to the Father. This Christmas season we need to give our entire hearts to the truth that Jesus IS THE WAY.
God Bless You
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God[a]; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”
Jesus the Way to the Father
5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you really know me, you will know[b] my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
8 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”
9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. 11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. 12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.