Believe Me: The Way

“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’ ” (John 14:6)

So what was Jesus’ answer to the disciples’ very logical question? Thomas asked: “What are you talking about? How could we possibly know the way to where you’re going when we still don’t know where you’re going?”

believeme_350Jesus said, “You know the way because you know me. I’m going home to be with my Father, and I’m the only path to get there.”

The secret to all of life and history comes down to this verse, this answer. People spend decades hoping to find the key to happiness, to knowing God, to their idea of heaven.

They’re looking for the right path to get them there, the right set of circumstances, the right combination of choices. But the path is a person, and he’s an exclusive entrance to eternity. He’s the only door, the only hope, the only way that’s not a dead end.

Think: Why do you think the absolutism of Jesus’ statement in this verse bothers so many people? Does it bother you? Does it seem unfair that God would not allow any other path to himself—or does it seem generous that He would offer any path to himself, at all?

Pray: Take a few minutes today to really express to God your gratitude for offering a home with him as your Father through Jesus. Thank him for sending his Son to be the way, the truth, and the life.

Do: If you’ve never done so—or just need a refresher—spend some time memorizing this verse this week.