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.”
Jesus Is the Way
The island of Maui in Hawaii is home to some breathtaking sites. Towering waterfalls, peaceful pools, vibrant forest, colorful gardens, and so much more fill the east side of the island. However, there is only one way to get there; you must travel on the “Road to Hana,” which is a narrow, often dangerous road that sometimes touches the edge of a cliff that drops hundreds of feet to the ocean below. Many have travelled the Road to Hana safely to enjoy the beautiful sites. But because the road can be very unsettling, many tourists avoid it and never end up seeing the beautiful sites it leads to.
You may never travel to Maui, and you may have no desire to see what’s there, and that’s ok. But everyone will want to be in heaven as it is the only place where we will be fully free from sin and where every tear will be wiped away. And there is only one way to that location as well.
“I am the way,” Jesus said. Notice he didn’t say that he is “a” way into heaven. He is “the” way. And that’s good news for us; for it means that your way into heaven does not depend on your effort, obedience, works, or even on your ability to successfully avoid falling into temptation. It depends entirely on the already-completed and perfect work of the One who died to forgive us and rose again.
Lord Jesus, thank you for gifting me with a future of perfection in heaven that I could never have provided for myself. Amen.