Yes, we know the answer should be Jesus, but many people’s beliefs and behaviors may beg to differ. Although the title is generally used for sports personalities today, some lump Christ with Muhammad, Moses, Confucius, and other spiritual leaders. But Jesus refuses to share the title. In John 14:6, Jesus declares, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.” He could have scored more points in political correctness had he said, “I know the way,” or “I show the way.” Yet he speaks not of what he does but of who he is: I am the way!
So what gets in the way of “the Way?” What obstacles to our faith block the life God designs for His creation? What or who are trusting, not only for our eternal destiny, but also for our purpose in the present? Peter would later announce, “There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.”
Tomorrow we will examine this extraordinary claim Jesus makes of himself and what that means for each of us who believe him. Our guiding text for Lent, John 3:16, promises to those who believe in him, they shall not perish but have eternal life. Believe in him. Believe in the One he sent.
Hope to see you in church. You know the way,