April 21


"Jesus replied 'I am the way; I am the truth and I am life; no one comes to the Father except by me' " (John 14:6, NEB).

In His famous trio of titles, Jesus declared, "I am the way... no one comes to the Father except by me" (John 14:6, NEB). A way is a road, a route, or direction; it is access to a person or place. We speak of a roadway, railway, highway, seaway, and skyway.

In the world of spiritual and moral values, Christ is the way. He's the way to God, the way to abundant life, and the way to true happiness. He is not one of many ways, but the one and only way. Access to God is available to all humanity through Christ alone. He says, "No one comes to the Father except by me" (John 14:6, NEB). Jesus came to open the door of access to God.

The declaration, "I am the way," should be welcome news for a world lost in sin and unable to find its way. I remember as a little boy being lost in the heart of a bustling metropolis. I felt hopeless and frightened. Like lost sheep, we have all gone astray and can find our way only through the One who is the way.

When Jesus declared "I am the way," He meant that He is the way to victory and eternal life. He is the way to perfection and true happiness. He is the way to reconciliation and peace with God. He is the way from death to life, and from distance to nearness. He is the way from bondage to emancipation.

We can thank God that "we are not left to stumble our way along in darkness. Jesus is at our right hand, proclaiming, I am the way. And all who decide to follow the Lord fully will be led in the royal path."--In Heavenly Places, p. 142.

My Prayer Today: Lord, to save me from my lostness, You have given me Your Son as the way to life eternal. Help me to walk in the way. Amen.