The way… the truth… the life

John quotes Jesus as saying “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the father except through me.” (John 14:6).

This passage is GOOD NEWS! It contrasts with all Photo by Fernando Puente on Unsplashthe bad news and fake news we experience through the media. These words express a basic and important message that the way to eternal life, though unseen, is secure.

Jesus is the way because He is both God and man, (John 10:30).

Jesus is the truth because He is the reality and proof of all God’s promises.

Jesus is the life, meaning that He joins His divine life to ours, both now and eternally, because He is our Saviour

By dying for us on the cross He has saved us from death and sin. He truly is our Saviour!

However there is a catch. Just before saying these words, Jesus also said “…believe in God; believe also in me.” The message is clear. We can look forward to eternal life because Jesus has promised it, …to all who believe in him.

How is your belief in Jesus, your belief that He is God’s son and that He is the only way to God and eternal life? Can your belief be shaken by trials and tribulations, or is it rock-solid?

The Holy Spirit

Yet, believing in Jesus is just the start. We must respond to Jesus. We respond by allowing the Holy Spirit to dwell in us, for it is He who brings Jesus alive in us and in in turn provides us with direct access to God. 

As His disciples, working in the power of the Holy Spirit, we are to carry the gospel of God’s Kingdom out into our own daily lives, and so out into the world. (John 14:12-13).

The Holy Spirit regenerates us to live as God desires and helps us to build Christ’s church on earth. The very presence of God lives within us. Isn’t that truly amazing? God lives in us!

Are you ready to believe and trust in Jesus, and to receive God’s Holy Spirit? If so, please offer the following prayer to God:

Thank you God for sending you Son Jesus as Saviour to the world.
I now come to Jesus as my Saviour,
asking Him to forgive me for all the wrong things I have thought, said and done in my life
and so I choose to turn away from everything that I know is wrong.
I acknowledge that Jesus is the only way to you:
     help me to follow Him.
I acknowledge that Jesus is the truth:
bring me to know your truth.
I acknowledge that Jesus is the life:
     give me that life,
Please come and fill me with Your Holy Spirit
and make it possible for me to walk by faith with You,
my Lord and my God.
Amen.