“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
John 14:6 NKJV
The world is a battleground of ideas. People from every possible perspective vie to place their idea in the forefront of the common consciousness. The fight over faith is ongoing and bloody as religious zealots from all sides seek to advance their causes and destroy all who oppose them.
Hot religious wars are everywhere as people divide and a fight over their view of God. The history of the world has ebbed and flowed from one religious paradigm to another.
Ironically, God settled the matter when He sent His Son Jesus to pay for the sins of the world.
Jesus the God/Man split time and transformed the world forever. No other person born has had the influence that He has. In Him lives have changed, people have been transformed, sickness healed and people reborn.
I spent much of my early years seeking answers to the God question. I grew up the son of a believing mother who was an avid worshipper of Jesus. However, I lived daily in a world that proclaimed loudly that “God is dead.” As I moved through life I found myself trying on a vast variety of faith systems to try and satisfy my own desire for a spiritual experience.
All my efforts were empty. Nothing satisfied my soul, assuaged my guilt, or gave me the spiritual stability I so desired. I was like a tumbleweed, adrift on the wind, rolling across the prairie of life with no control or direction.
In the back of my mind was the memory of my mother’s devotion to Jesus. She had a difficult life. She had mental health issues in an era where there was little understanding and tolerance for people who suffered. She clung to the Lord as her anchor in the storms of her mind. I remembered all the times I heard her singing hymns and praying audibly to God.
Little by little I found myself moving toward the faith of my mother. It was like a magnet for me, drawing me gently. God began to put people in my life who represented Jesus.
Today I know that Jesus is the way. His Holy Spirit confirms it everyday, as I face many situations that test me to my fleshly limits. Mere religion would not carry me through all that I have encountered over the last twenty years.
I know that Jesus is the truth. The Word of God has increased in relevance as I read the Scriptures against the backdrop of what is happening in the world. The values of the people of the earth have become hopelessly fluid as “truth” has become so relative that there is no truth. There is just confusion and despair as people try and make sense of life with no standard to compare.
I know that Jesus is the life. I see despair and desperation everywhere as people scurry about looking for something to satisfy that eternal hunger. They are settling for junk food, rather than the feast provided by Holy God. In the struggles I have been blessed with, I know that this life is just the beginning. I am able to endure knowing that greater things are to come.
Jesus is truly the only way, the only truth, the only life. There is NO other way to God. All other efforts result in eternity in hell. Only Jesus paid the price for our sins, only Jesus lives and is at the right hand of God interceding on our behalf.
There is no greater joy than knowing that your sins are forgiven! There is great peace in living God’s way. His way is perfect!
Seek Him today!