“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.“ (John 14:6)
“Reported red light camera ahead.” That was what the GPS navigator told my wife and me the other day. She had a new app that was like normal navigation software with a map and turn-by-turn, but it also reported “police presence” and accidents.
NOT that I need to know where police are staked out looking for speeders, mind you. Not at all. But it was nice getting the full truth.
That’s why I love this “I am” statement of Jesus we’ll be studying Sunday. Jesus isn’t a way, a good way, one of many ways, or even the best way. He is THE way…as in the only way.
And, he is the true way that leads to life. Solomon reminds us of something we know all too well: “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.“ (Proverbs 14:12). Only Jesus leads us to life.
And then, in a most un-politically correct move, Jesus states specifically what he’s just implied: He is the ONLY way to the Father.
There are plenty of folks following different “ways” out there. Sadly, not one of them will make it. There’s only one way that leads to the life the Father offers. That way is Jesus.
See you Sunday!