Jesus is the Way
Friday, February 3
“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 started paying closer attention to Christianity in the mid 1970’s. I became a teenager early in that decade, and the faith that others had shared with me became a personal adventure as I grew. I remember way back then seeing the cover of a contemporary translation of the Bible called “The Way”. It was “mod”, trendy, as it attempted to engage a younger generation in God’s Word.
When I read some of the New Testament for myself, I discovered that in the Acts of the Apostles, the first followers of Jesus had called their movement “the Way.” Maybe a holdover from when Jesus told His disciples: “I AM the way and the truth and the life.”
As I have walked this Christian life, I have tried to make the Way of Jesus my way. I have read how Jesus turned to God both day and night for guidance and conversation. I need to do that more often. I have read how Jesus lived His life for others, loving them wholeheartedly. I need to do that more often.
What do you need to do more often to more fully believe and understand that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life?
Prayer for the Day: Lord Jesus, help me to walk each day in the way that brings You glory. Thank You for sharing the truth with us in Your Word, so that our lives can be rich and full as we follow You we pray in Jesus name – Amen.
Personal Prayer: “Lord Jesus, You ask – “Who do you say that I am?” Lord, open my mind so I can understand who You are, and who I am in You.”