Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” – John 14:6 [NIV]
Jesus declared that He is the way and that no one comes to the Father but through Him. This means He is THEway, the only way to get to the Father, to heaven. If we try to go another way, we go away to our own destruction. Jesus shows us Himself through His Word. He is showing us the way home. The way to salvation from eternal death. The way to eternal life. It’s through Him.
Jesus declared Himself to be the truth. John chapter 1 says that in the beginning was the Word. That the Word was with God and that He was God and everything was made through Him. It also declares that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us and that we know Him as the only begotten Son of God. The Word is Jesus and Jesus is the truth. It is by Him and through Him that we know the truth and that we know the Father. We learn about God’s love for us and His plan of salvation through Jesus by this truth. Without Jesus, we cannot know the truth about God and we cannot know salvation through Him.
Jesus declared Himself to be the life. The opposite of life is death. We’re not just talking physical life and death here, although He has authority over that too. We are talking about something much more serious. Eternity. Hebrews 9:27 says we will all die physically once, then face judgement. We will be judged on what we did with our knowledge of Jesus. Did we accept Him as Lord and follow Him to eternal life, trusting in His payment for our sins? Or did we continue in our sins and go our own way, following the way of the world to eternal death?
Today, if you haven’t yet made a decision on which way you will live your life, you find yourself at a fork in the road. Will you choose life or death? Jesus or the world? Righteousness or sin? Heaven or hell?
Jesus is the way and the truth and the life! No one, not one person will come to the Father, will come to salvation, will come to eternal life, except through Him. He is the only way.
Choose life! Choose to follow Jesus! Your boat is sinking! Put your faith and trust in Jesus and His love for you. Get out of the sinking boat and follow Jesus’ footsteps on the water!
Don’t wait. You don’t know what tomorrow will bring. This might be your last chance. Choose Jesus today.