He’s the Way



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The singular purpose of every one of Jesus’ actions on earth could be summed up in one sentence, “that He might bring us to God” ~ 1 Peter 3:18

John 14:1-6 1 “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 “In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.3 “If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.4 “And you know the way where I am going.”5 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?”6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.

John 14:6 is a complex scripture. If you’ve heard it before, I’m sure you heard it used in discussions about world religions and its usually understood as an exclusive statement of Jesus’ deity and uniqueness. Generally speaking, people use this to debate religion. While I agree that Jesus is the way, I don’t think it should be used in that context. Even more importantly, when Jesus told his disciples that He’s the way, He wasn’t arming them for theological debates, He was talking to a group of confused and scared men to equip them to change the world.

On that road they were going to encounter fear, rejection, heartache, and persecution, so much so that 10 of the 11 were executed and the 11th was boiled and exiled. Again, these men weren’t asking Jesus for a bible lesson, they needed real direction to do real things. In essence, Jesus’ answer wasn’t a map, it was an assurance that He’d always be with them.

Never lose sight that Christianity is primarily and solely a path of relationship. Although it is filled with awesome teachings that should be followed and studied, it is not a mere doctrine to be argued. Information is not faith. The Christian Gospel is not a philosophy to be learned or a creed to be debated. It is not a scientific theory to be proved. It is God becoming flesh and dwelling among us. Jesus came that He might bring us to God through His life, death and resurrection, let us never lose sight of that one glorious truth.

Not only is He the way, He’s a friend. In these last months the greatest thing I can say about Christ is that He’s been a friend; always leading, always guiding, always comforting.

He’s the way.

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2 Responses to “He’s the Way”

  1. GRice says:

    Jordan, I am so touched by your words! Through it all, you are led, guided and comforted by the love of Christ and the recognition that He is the Way. May this message serve as an inspiration to all of us who are in a season of grief.

  2. Mabel- GGMa says:

    Spiritually inspired by your blog.

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