“I am the way, and the truth, and the life.“
One of the very first songs that our eldest son, Roman, learned off by heart was this:
We’ve got a great little video of him strumming along on his toddler guitar when he was about 2 or 3 belting out “The Way…The Truth…The Life…”. Have you ever considered these truths about Jesus and what they mean for you? It’s not just a catchy catchphrase to gain followers, but deep and meaningful truths for your life…
Jesus told us that He is the way to the Father, that He is the way to see God, to gain access to God, to have God in your life. He is the way. He didn’t say follow me and I’ll show you the way, no, He said, “I am the way…”. If you feel like your life is without direction, that you are just floating along without much guidance, Jesus offers you the way.
Many religions and worldviews and philosophies claim to be able to teach you truth, to have you access a deeper truth than the masses have in their lives. Jesus said “I am the truth…”. If you feel like your life is confusing, like you are bombarded with messages and media and manipulation then turn to the source of truth, to Jesus, and the truth that He is will set you free from this.
Again, many religions and worldviews and philosophies claim to be able to teach you about life after your physical death. Many claim to know what happens next. Many claim many things. Jesus has been there, done it, experienced it, and conquered it for you. There need be no fear of death in your life, there need be no apprehension about what happens when you die if you have turned to Jesus as Lord and Saviour. Jesus didn’t just lay out a path before us for life after death and then leave it there. Jesus laid out the path to eternal life, covered it with the blood of His atoning and substitutionary sacrifice, and offers to walk it with you each and every day: “I am the life…”.
See, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life” is not just a catchy line in a song that a toddler can memorise and sing. “I am the way, and the truth, and the life” is the maker of heaven and earth telling you that He is all that you will ever need, that your life has purpose, direction, clarity, and can have eternality.
Today then, think on Jesus’ words when He said “I am the way, and the truth, and the life” and what they mean for you.