As Jesus was preparing to leave His disciples to ascend into Heaven to be with His Father, He offered them some comforting promises and gave them a glimpse of heaven. Thomas, one of His disciples, boldly expressed his concerns of not knowing where He was going, and how to access Him after His ascension.
At this point in the conversation, Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. -John 14:6 NIV
Let this sink in:
Jesus – The Way
Jesus – The Truth
Jesus – The Life
Jesus, “the Way”
Jesus is the only path to salvation and eternal life. There is no other way to come to God except through Jesus. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. -1 Timothy 2:5-6 NIV. He is our mediator and friend; anyone who accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord and savior can gain eternal life. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. -John 3:16 NIV
Jesus, “the Truth”
In a world filled with deceptions and lies, sometimes it may feel like truth cannot be found anywhere. Where it is found, your truth is as true as mine, even though it may be completely different or contradictory. The good news however is that Jesus Christ is the only truth, and everything He says is true. When we believe in Jesus, we do not just believe in a concept or an idea but in a person who is truth itself.
Jesus, “the Life”
Jesus offers us not just physical life but eternal life. When we put our faith in Jesus, we receive a new life, free from the power of sin and death. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! -2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV. We have the assurance that when we place our faith and trust in God, He will mould us in His likeness and prepare us to spend eternity with Him in heaven.
Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. May you be motivated and inspired with this assurance as you seek to live a life that is pleasing to God. If you are unsure about your direction, I encourage you to draw closer to Jesus and let Him fill your life with hope and peace. If you need any help, please get in touch. The Elim Oasis family is here for you.