In John 14 we find some of Jesus’ most quoted words.
He told the disciples that he would prepare a place for them in his father’s house, and the disciples began to question how they would know how to get there. In response, Jesus said… “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
In today’s world, there are fewer truths more important than Jesus’s statement. There are so many who believe that all paths lead to the same God in the end. They believe that being “good” is enough. They believe that truth is relative. They are lost, and they need to know the truth that Jesus is the only way, the truth, and the life.
Jesus is the way, the road map, to the Father
Jesus is the truth.
Jesus is the life.
It is through his death and resurrection that we have life.
Sometimes, even as believers, we begin to lose our own conviction that Jesus is the only way to the Father. There are people that we love and respect, who were kind and generous, but do not follow Christ. Yet, when they die we want to hope that they somehow made their way to God and that we’ll get to see them again on the other side of eternity. We often whisper these encouragements to our friends and family as they mourn the loss of a loved one. But where is the truth in such encouragement? I am not advocating that we be harsh with our words, but I am hoping that we are convicted by Jesus’s words and that we allow them to compel us to confidently and lovingly share the truth of the gospel with others.