Disciples on map reading
“Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” – John 14:5-6
There is a huge majority of very well meaning Christians who see Christ as the first box to check in a long laundry list of boxes that they think must be checked. To them Jesus came to say, “buck up little one, do a better job on that law and make sure you pay your tithe and well If you do we will see” – the problem is that isn’t what Jesus said here or for that matter anywhere else in the Bible!
When Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” – He was making a declarative statement that was Not for the ears of the religious leaders of that day for a very simple reason – in that day the law and legal observations were the way to righteousness! It wasn’t about Grace, Peace and Freedom – it was about rules, regulations, giving money to the temple and “doing” all the right things!
In this classic passage of words from Jesus He was announcing yet again that He was making All things new in those that would follow Him! There would be no more temple sacrifices, burnt offerings and payments to compensate what we did wrong!
Why? In a word – Jesus!
What happened on the cross and what happened through His life and testimony was, is and always will be the reuniting of All who believe to God Almighty who doesn’t have butter fingers, is a perfect catch and will Never let you be separated from His Love no matter how far you might stray!
Jesus ushered in a whole new way to look at God, Be with God and live in His Presence and Awareness – just Believe!
Jesus created in you a whole New Creation at the very second you realized Who He was and accepted Him – just Believe!
It’s no longer about your works there is nothing you can do to earn it – it Is finished – just Believe!