This week I have been thinking about the plaque on the wall behind me and the verse on it. As we can see it comes from John 14:6. It says…
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through Me.”
As I have thought about this verse I reflected on how Jesus really is the Way. As I pondered four things came to mind.
1. Jesus is the way to pardon
1 John 1:9 – But if we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.
Because of Adam’s fall all mankind is affected by sin. It permeates our world and our lives. Each of us becomes accountable for our own sin.
The good news is that Jesus’ death on the cross paid the price for our sin. He alone is the way to pardon through repentance and faith in Him.
No one else is all the world can pardon us but Jesus. Jesus is the way to pardon.
2. Jesus is the way to purity
1 John 1:7 – But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, cleanses us from all sin.
Jesus Christ is the way to purity of heart. His shed blood on the cross was done so we could be reconciled to God.
Jesus left the glories of heaven knowing full well His mission. It was to come and seek and save the lost as Luke 19:10 tells us.
Jesus’ blood covers all of our sins. In fact, it washes them away. Not just some sins, but all sins.
3. Jesus is the way to peace
John 14:27 – I am leaving you with a gift–peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
The world like never before is lacking peace. At every turn we hear of wars, terrorism, mass shootings, hatred, separation, drug abuse and more.
People seek for peace in many ways. Some through family, some through possessions, some through education, some through wrong relationships.
Jesus is the only way to true and lasting peace deep in our souls. When we turn our lives over to Him, He promises to give us a peace that is not of this world. It tells us in Philippians 4:7.
We need the peace of heaven in this life. The only place to get is from Jesus.
4. Jesus is the way to power
Philippians 4:13 – For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
Many in this world seek power for their own good and own glory. They want to rule and lead others. They want to build their own kingdoms.
Christians however seek a power that comes from on high. They seek the power not for their own glory, but for God’s glory.
As Christians we want the power Jesus to live lives that overcome this world. We also seek power to help those around us and to share our faith with others. It is a selfless power we want.
Jesus is the way to power. When we put our faith and trust in Jesus, we receive the Holy Spirit who empowers us from on high. The first step is to trust Jesus.
So today as we take time to stop and remember Jesus and His sacrifice for us. Let us remember. Jesus is the way to pardon, the way to purity, the way to peace and the way to power.
Let us pray.