October 12, 2019

The Way

John 14:1-6

“I am the way and the truth and the life.”

—  John 14:6

People are always looking for ways to get from point A to point B. With GPS today, many of us can find our way easily around town or on a trip. Most routes are clearly marked, and we just have to follow the ­directions.

People also search out new ways of doing things. Inno­vators try to find better ways to make things work. Medical researchers seek out ways to cure cancer. Business owners look for ways to improve their bottom line.

In today’s Scripture, Jesus talks about being the way—and he is referring to the way to real, everlasting life. This is the most important thing for all of us to know. We may reach a destination, find a cure for cancer, and make a business more efficient and profitable. But if we do not know the way to full life with God, what have we really ­attained? Finding cures and new ways to improve things in life may be helpful blessings for a while, but they do not solve all of our problems and struggles. Only God can do that, in ­eternity.

There are always people who claim that there are many ways to God. But there is really only one way—through Jesus, who himself is God. He is the one who came from heaven, lived, died for our sake, conquered death for us, and then ascended to rule at the right hand of the Father in heaven. He is the way, and he invites us to journey into full life forever with him!

Whom do we have in heaven but you, Lord? And earth has nothing we desire but you (see Psalm 73:25). Lead us in the way everlasting. Through Jesus, Amen.

About the author — Gerrit Bomhof

Gerrit Bomhof immigrated as a young child with his family from the Netherlands to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in 1954. He graduated from Trinity Christian College in 1972 and from Calvin Theological Seminary in 1976. He served as a pastor to five churches in Canada and retired in June 2017.

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