5 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
7 “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.”
I would suppose that the Holy Spirit has used these words of Jesus to bring millions of hearts to follow Christ. There are none other so definitive that put the full emphasis of salvation on one Person and one Person alone. We don’t need to understand all of the world religions, no, we just need to understand that Jesus is the only way, the only truth, and the only life and that no one can come to the eternal Father except through Him.
Thomas, expressing his own humanity, was looking for an answer to Jesus’ teaching that He was preparing a place and He was coming again and they would know the way. Poor Thomas, he struggled so with face value faith. Thomas does, however, typify many people of all ages. When faced with the clear teaching they look for one more answer. So Jesus, ever patient with His own, clarifies for Thomas and for us all. “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.“
My friends, we don’t need another way. We don’t need another truth. We don’t need another life-giver for we have all that we need in Jesus Christ. I fear that Christmas and Easter have lessened our view of Jesus Christ. We see Him as a helpless babe in a manger and as a suffering man on a cross. While Jesus was those He is so much more. He is absolutely God and can thus say that HE is the only needed way, truth and life.
Are you trusting Christ fully or do you have your spiritual eyes on something else just in case? Are you enamored by some other religion that seems to have some really interesting teachings? Are you joining Thomas in doubting the words of Christ? Focus today on these wonderful words, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
The Bible teaches us over and over of the need for prayer. History is filled with movements of God that began with prayer. I believe in prayer’s importance. Join me tonight as we again take time from our busy schedules to cry out to God in prayer for Him to break hearts and save souls.
Many of our teens were involved this morning in an annual event called, “See you at the pole.” It is an opportunity for high school students to meet at the school flag pole before school for prayer. May God bless you teens for getting up a little earlier and showing up at this great opportunity for Christ.
Have a great day in the Lord,