“I am the way and the truth and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me.
John 14:6 (NIV)
The disciples were confused. They didn’t understand what their Master had told them. Thomas responded, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” (John 14:5)
Jesus answers with words that allow faith in the heart of believers. He tells the disciples three facts of who He is.
THE WAY: God sent His Son to earth in order so you and I to have a way to be able to be with Him when our time on earth is over. In order for us to have a place in heaven, God had to give Jesus over to our sins—each sin for each person who would ever walk this earth.
THE TRUTH: God is truth. Jesus is His Son; therefore, Jesus is truth. People want to look good to others; they embellish their qualities before others. Jesus doesn’t do that because He doesn’t have to; He told his followers, “I AM. . . THE TRUTH.”
THE LIFE: God gives us life, both physically and spiritually. Jesus enhanced our spiritual life by sacrificing His physical body to our sins. Because of this one selfless act; we have eternal life-a life with God. Because we have a future life in heaven, we choose to live for Jesus while we are here on earth. We learn to rely on Him for our daily needs and those that enter our lives unforeseen.