Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. John 14:6
The Way, The Truth, and The Life
Jesus said He is the way, the truth, and the life. He didn’t just claim He could show the way, explain the truth, and give life. In John 14:6, Jesus made a profound statement by using a simple word of only two letters when He said He is the way, the truth, and the life.
Jesus is the way: He prepares the road by traveling it before us and protects us by traveling beside us. When we deviate from His way, He lovingly provides a detour to get us back on track. He promises His constant presence in our daily lives. When we make the life-changing decision to be a Jesus-follower, we are granted access to the one and only way to heaven. What an incredible gift to be loved by Him who is the way to such a glorious destination.
Jesus is the truth: Would you agree that this world is in need of a reality check? Currently, opinions based on feelings are often mistakenly referred to as facts. It has become normal for people to use the phrase, “This is my truth.” (What does that even mean?) It is becoming increasingly common for God to be mocked, and the Bible is frequently referred to as a fairy tale.
While all of this confusion is happening around us, it is reassuring to be able to follow and live for the One who is the truth. And thank God when there is need for discernment, His Holy Spirit helps us to identify and then abide in His truth. We can depend on Jesus to be the truth we are longing for.
Jesus is the life: In Him, we discover our reason for living. Undeniably, life includes difficult periods of burden-bearing and cross-carrying. But even in those times…especially in those times, Jesus grants us an unimaginable peace when we place our trust in Him. John 16:33 tells us, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
The life He wants for us is not a “get-through-it-and-just-survive” quality of life. His desire is for us to experience abundant life. By using our unique God-given gifts to share about the victorious life that is offered to all who go to Him in repentance and love. We are fulfilling His purpose for our lives. Acts 20:24 says, “However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” Friends, Jesus is the life.
The road, the reality, the reason.
Jesus does not give us all we need – He is all we need.
Thank you Jesus for being the way, the truth and the life!