Words from the Heart for Wednesday September 30th, 2020
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.
John 14:6 (NLT)
Except Through Me
Back in February, Essex County Ontario Provincial Police caught and elderly man going the wrong way on Highway 401 in Tecumseh. Police responded to a report of a vehicle going eastbound in the westbound lanes of the 401 on Monday at 10 a.m. Several officers converged on the area, shutting down on ramps as the vehicle was located and brought to a safe stop. Officers say the elderly driver inadvertently entered onto the highway in the wrong direction. There were no injuries or crashes related to the incident.
The Bible speaks of two gates and two roads. Sadly, most take the wide road that the Bible says leads to destruction. On the other hand, there is a small gate and a narrow road that few take but that leads to life. In John 14:6 Jesus explains why this gate is small and the road narrow. It says “Jesus told him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.’” Christians are often criticized for being narrow. In a world that celebrates broad mindedness and tolerance, the Christian faith is anathema. In post-modern thinking no one has a right to claim that they have a corner on the truth, if in fact there is any immutable truth. Jesus doesn’t just claim to know the truth. He says he is the truth. And the way. And the life. And if anyone wants a relationship with God, it must come through Him alone. Jesus doesn’t give any other option. All ways do not lead to God. Only Jesus does. This is narrow. But it is the road that leads to life, and it’s worth traveling on this narrow way.
These have been words from the heart.