WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21
“And you know the way to where I am going.” “No, we don’t know, Lord,” Thomas said. “We have no idea where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through Me.”
John 14:4-6 (NLT2)
THE WAY HOME
E. Stanley Jones told of a missionary who lost his way in an African jungle. He could find no landmarks and the trail vanished. Eventually, stumbling on a small hut, he asked the native living there if he could lead him out. The native nodded. Rising to his feet, he walked directly into the bush. The missionary followed on his heels. For more than an hour they hacked their way through a dense wall of vines and grasses. The missionary became worried and asked, “Are you sure this is the way? I don’t see any path.” The African chuckled and said over his shoulder, “Bwana, in this place there is no path. I am the path.” (Today in the Word)
Mike shared in the sermon on Sunday that Jesus clearly claimed to be the only Way to the Father in heaven. In John 14, Thomas claimed to not know the way to heaven. Jesus told Thomas that if He knew Him, he knew the way. Acts 4:12 says, “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
Someone has very well said: “At three things I shall wonder in heaven: first, that I shall not find many there of whom I was certain; second, that I shall find many there whom I was sure I wouldn’t find; but lastly, and most wonderful of all, that I am actually there myself.” Why would it be amazing to realize you’ve made it to heaven?
Thank God for showing us the way to Himself and to heaven.