December 15th: The Way

 

      Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.   John 14:6

 

I like what R.C. Sproul says in his article “The Way, the Truth, the Life” in Tabletalk Magazine, an outreach of Ligonier, about Jesus as the Way. He says, “The truth that Jesus is the way to God echoes His claim to be the Door of the Sheep in John 10:7–9. There is only one God and He has only one kingdom with only one entrance—Jesus Christ. Only those who rest in Christ alone for salvation will enter heaven. This message was controversial and offensive to the pluralistic pagan culture of the first-century Roman Empire, and it is perhaps even more so today. If we shrink back from declaring it, however, we are sinning against our neighbors, for what could be a worse transgression against them than to know the only way to eternal life and yet not tell them about it?”

God loves us so much that he gives us a Way to him and he calls us to love our neighbors in the same way. Share Christ with someone for the holidays; it’s the best gift you could share.

 

Heavenly Father, we thank you for loving us so much that you sent your Son to us to be the Way to return to you. Please remind us to lovingly share Jesus with others during this season and all year around. Amen.

 

Submitted by Jackie Mills, Deacon 2019