Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6
In the gospel of John, Jesus says He is the way, the truth and the life. Commentator Matthew Henry explained, “He is the beginning, the middle, and the end. In him we must set out, go on, and finish. As the truth, He is the guide of our way, as the life, He is the end of it.”
It is mind-boggling to grasp how Jesus is all-encompassing and all-inclusive. He is it. All of it! There is nothing else we need. He gives us life, and purpose for this life; He demonstrates how this life should be lived; and He saved us from our death penalty by taking on the penalty himself in our place.
What about those people who don’t know the way, the truth, and the life? Sadly but inevitably they are lost, deceived, and living with misguided purposes.
As a funeral director, I see a lot of death and I come across many people who are grieving. There aren’t many more painful times in life than losing a loved one. This loss is the same to all people, regardless of one’s faith, but how we deal with this loss varies greatly. When I see non-believers in grief, they struggle to find places to channel this grief, and answers about death (and life, for that matter). And too often, they can only grieve in a state of emptiness and loss. What a difference it could be for them if they knew the way, the truth and the life!
I am sincerely thankful for all our relationships with Jesus. And during this season when we celebrate His birth, let us not forget those who still don’t know the way, the truth and the life.
Let us practice that Jesus is it and all of it by:
- Praising Him for always thinking of you and never forgetting you.
- Praying for the salvation of those around you diligently.