I am the way!
“And where I go you know, and the way you know.” Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
John 14:4-6. (NKJV)
When I began to follow Christianity my friends were not happy. They argued that all religions lead to the same ‘God’, giving examples of mountain climbers who chose different routes and still reached the top of the mountain. They have a point saying there are many religions, but when it comes to seeking the only true God Almighty, there is only one way. In the book of Hebrews we read that it is, ‘…by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh…’ (Heb.10:19-20)
The word of God reveals there is a false way, ‘…that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.’ (Proverbs 14:12). God tells us to forsake our ways, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,”…(Isaiah 55:8-9).
In the beginning I had very little understanding of Christianity, the name deriving from the name of Christ. His followers are called Christians, and Christianity is the Way of life. The Apostle Paul himself referred to it as ‘the Way’ (Acts 24:14). Paul was on his way to Damascus to put in chains those who were following this Way. The tables were turned on him for he was struck by Jesus on the way and was blinded. When the scales fell off Paul’s eyes he began to preach the Way, which he had hated, proving that Jesus was the Messiah. The Jews then plotted to kill him, but God spared his life (Acts 9).
Jesus Christ admonishes us to walk in His steps and learn from Him to be meek and lowly. I often recite a few words of a hymn: ‘Trust and obey for there is no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.’ Jesus is the only Way for our salvation, let’s trust Him.
Father, I thank You for sending Jesus to show us the Way of salvation, for He is the only Way. In His name I pray, Amen.
Study by Natu Moti
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Natu Moti is a Deacon in the Birmingham congregation of Grace Communion International.
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