Friday, May 15, 2009
Finding the Way
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
During World War II, an American pilot who was shot down over the jungles of Burma was able to safely eject from his plane. As he landed in the deep, dense jungle, he was met by a friendly Burmese man. The man gestured for him to follow. So the American soldier followed the man through the jungle. There was no path that he could see, and ahead of him was the Burmese man, slicing away with his machete. It didn’t seem like they were going in any particular direction. The American became frantic. So he yelled out to the man, “Where is the way?”
In broken English, the man told him, “I am the way. Follow me.”
That is what Jesus says to us in the maze of life: “I am the way. Follow Me. I will get you to where you are supposed to go.” The entire meaning of the Christian faith can be condensed into four words: “I am the way.”
You might be wondering, But how do I do this? How do I find my way? First of all, the road to heaven is a toll road. It will cost, but you can’t pay the toll. Jesus paid it for you. You must realize that you can’t do it on your own. And you must admit that you are a sinner. The Bible says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
Which road are you on today? Which way are you going to choose? There is only one way to find a life that is full and rich on this earth and then to know for certain you are going to heaven. It is the highway to heaven. And you can pull onto the onramp today.
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- This life will have its sorrows
- God loves us
- Jesus weeps in our times of pain
- God can be glorified through human suffering
Hope for Hurting Hearts, Pastor Greg Laurie’s new book, examines these truths, revealing God’s love and care for us, and shows how we can find hope, even in the midst of the most unbearable pain and sorrow.