We find comfort in the fact that Jesus is our way to the mercy seat of our Father.
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“Jesus replied, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me.'”
John 14:6 New English Translation
A few years ago Janice and I took a trip to the city of Campbell River on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Salmon fishing and boating put this city on the map as seen in this picture of the city harbor.
There is only one way in and one way out of the harbor.
Jesus’ claim that he is “the way, the truth and the life” both comforts and troubles us. In our humanness we’d like to think that Jesus is one of many ways to the Father, not the only way. Yet the claim of the cross is exclusive or it loses its power.
In reality Jesus’ words are comforting. He is our way. He is our truth. He is our life. And through this Jesus we have access to the Father.
Today you and I have access to the Father. Tomorrow we will have access to the Father. Why? Because Jesus is our one and only way.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner