The Way, The Truth and The Life
by
Bryan Craig
 


Day One
 
Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:5-6 NIV
 
Last week, we joined Jesus on His journey to the Cross, and since we only send our Proximity devos Monday-Friday, we left Jesus on the Cross.  But as we know, on Easter Sunday, He rose from the dead and proved He had conquered death.  He satisfied the sacrifice required for our sins so that we can be granted access into Heaven.  But, as He told His disciples before He died, because He died, He could send His Spirit to remind us of His Word and to continue to teach us just like the Master did.
In my Journey group, we are in “Expressing” where we are journaling through five chapters of the Book of John every two weeks.  Let me just say that this practice of Journaling never gets old.  God’s Word is living and active, and His mercies are new and fresh every morning.  It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve read and journaled through a section of Scripture, there are endless treasures still to be found.  This past week, I was in John 14, and I must say that this is one of the most profound, insightful chapters in all of Scripture.  It talks about Heaven, it talks about the Deity of Christ, it talks about the Holy Spirit, it talks about us having the power to do more than Christ did, it talks about Obedience to God’s Word, it talks about Love and it talks about the struggle between the spirit world and this world.  But one line in this chapter has captivated me before and continues to amaze me.  This one line of scripture says SO much.  It is quoted above but I will quote it again:
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
 
Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, made this claim about Himself.  When I meditate upon this, it stirs my heart and my spirit and I think about the significance of Jesus in my life.  Join me this week in continuing our celebration of Easter and the rejoicing of our Lord’s victory as we meditate on who He says He is in this one short verse in John.  Our Journey continues…