The Father’s Way

one way

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)

Are there many ways to the Father? Jesus makes it very clear that He, and He alone, is the only way to the Father.

Why do we need the Father? The Father is the One who has shown us His great love. He sent Jesus of Nazareth into the world to save us, not to condemn us (John 3:16-17). We have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23), but thanks be to God that even though the wages of our sin is death, the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus, our Lord (Romans 6:23).

Jesus of Nazareth is the only way to the Father, the fullness of truth and the giver of life. You will notice that Jesus is the specific way, for there is no other way apart from Him; the truth, for there is no other truth separate from Him; and the life, for He is the author of all life. Eternal life is only available through relationship with Jesus, and He is the only way to a loving relationship with our Heavenly Father.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father,

I pray that each one of us would recognize that Jesus is the only way to a genuine relationship with you. You sent Him into the world to save us, and He has paid for our sins in full. His finished work on the cross, and His resurrection from the dead, means that we can fully come into relationship with you. Thank you for sending Him, so that be believing in His name we can be saved, and come to know you as our Heavenly Father.

Amen.

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