The Way to the Father
I would like to begin by asking you a question: How many ways are there to get to God? Perhaps a better way to ask the question is: How do you get to the Father? Are there many ways or one way? Does the way to the Father happen by being a good person and doing good works? What do you think?
In the sixth “I am” statement found in John’s gospel, Jesus says, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). You see, many ways to the Father do not exist, there is only one way and that way is Jesus (John 10:7-9). He is the way to God because he is the truth of God (John 1:14) and the life of God (John 1:4). Jesus is the one who gives the promise of life, eternal life, life with the Father to all who believe in Him (John 11:25-26).
Now many will argue that this way is too narrow, but the truth is that this way is wide enough for the whole world, if the world chooses to accept it. So, instead of worrying about how limited it sounds to have only one way to the Father, perhaps we should be grateful that God has provided a sure way to get to Him.
So, since Jesus is the way, do you feel you are on a bumpy dead-end street or on the interstate? Why? How would you respond to someone who said, “There are many ways to God”?