“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 NIV
I have heard a variety of celebrities say incredulously, “Surely you don’t believe there is only one way to heaven!” Well, in fact that is true. Jesus, the perfect Son of God, said it. He made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can enter the kingdom as children of the Almighty King. Now I find that much more incredulous.
A love like this makes the greatest love story ever told. Sadly, it’s a story that doesn’t get shared often enough. John 3:16 says “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son so that whosoever believes in Him can have everlasting life.” He gave His Son. His perfect, gentle, loving, selfless Son. They both signed up for the tortuous death of a criminal on the cross that separated them from each other…for you and me.
There may only be one way, but that way demonstrates the most lavish love known to mankind. A love so immense that we have a hard time imagining the depth and breadth of it.
Father, thank you for making a way for us all to be a part of Your kingdom. I pray we cherish it daily and share it freely so that everyone can know the wonders of Your love.
Matthew 11:27, John 10:9-10, John 8:32, John 3:16