THE ONLY WAY TO THE FATHER
5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me. (WEB)
In the seventies, there was a popular slogan that found its way onto billboards and bumper stickers throughout evangelical Christianity. This slogan simply said... "Jesus is the way". In today's Bible passage, we read in Jesus' own words, who He is the way to. He tells His disciple Thomas, that He Himself is the only way for us to come to know God as Father.
Because of broken father figures and misguided religious portrayals of God, many believers struggle to have a living, loving relationship with Father God. They see Him as distant and angry, and a judge that is just waiting to discipline us when we do something wrong. As a result of these kinds of misconceptions, many well meaning people miss out on the very relationship that Jesus died to bring us into.
Jesus is the way to His Father. Jesus came to reconcile us with His Father. Through Jesus' resurrection, we now can call His Father... our Father too (John 20:17). My prayer today is that we would see that Jesus is the way for each one of us to come to God and cry out 'Abba, Father!'. I would encourage you to ask Jesus to reveal His Father to you... For this is a prayer that He will most certainly answer!
I made known to them your name, and will make it known; that the love with which you loved me may be in them, and I in them.” (WEB)