Jesus said, in John 14, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me." The poor disciples! There was so much they did not understand. What did Jesus mean by these words? The way to what or where? Was Jesus only speaking to His disciples, or is He speaking to us in this 21st century as well? These are important questions that each of us needs to understand!
4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
(John 14:4-6, King James Version)
The poor disciples; there was so much they did not understand. Sometimes it seemed as though Jesus talked in circles. First, He told them that He was going away, and now He said you know the way.
Perplexed, Thomas said, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
Jesus then said to Thomas, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Sometimes, we can be just as confused as the disciples. Look at all of the things that people through the ages have tacked on to being a Christian. Even today most groups seems to say, "Jesus plus (something) = being a Christian.
We must be oh, so careful. Just as Jesus told the disciples, so is it still true today, the only way to God is through the Lord Jesus Christ. There is no other way, and nothing else is needed.
But, what does that mean? Do we also have to give up our life on the cross? No, the answer lies in observing the character of Christ while He was on this earth. The love and caring He poured upon all those around Him, especially the outcast, is an example of the love we, too, need to pour upon all of those around us.
Jesus told us that He is the only way, the truth and the life!
There is one catch. We just cannot do this in our own power! Go to Christ today, and ask Him to make you more and more like Him. Only in Christ will we find perfect peace and happiness.