October 16, 2019
Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
Suppose you are caught in a burning building. The fire has caused a portion of the ceiling to fall. Your only exit is blocked by the burning debris. You are trapped, without hope. You are about to give up and prepare for the inevitable, but then you hear a pounding on the other side of the wall. Muffled voices are yelling, “Is there anyone in there?” In a daring rescue, a fireman takes his ax to the wall. He creates a hole just large enough for you to crawl to safety. “Let’s go!” he calls out through the smoke. “We have to hurry! Follow me!” But you refuse to go. You say to the fireman, “Are you kidding me? You knocked only one hole in the wall. Kind of narrow-minded of you, isn’t it? You don’t expect me to respond to only one exit opportunity, do you?”
Ridiculous, isn’t it? Caught in a burning building, you would be more than happy to escape through the one and only hole in the wall. When you reached safety, you would thank the fireman profusely for risking his life to provide that one way out.
Jesus is the one way to God. He provided the way by dying for your sin on the cross. Some foolishly call this rescue opportunity through Jesus, “narrow-minded.” Christians call it amazing grace.
Lord Jesus, thank You for leaving heaven itself to take on flesh and die as our sacrifice on the cross. Thank You for providing the way to the Father. We are forever thankful! In Your name we pray. Amen.
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