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John 14:6: The Life

Thursday, May 31, 2018

We know that Jesus is The Way. We know that Jesus is the Truth. Today we reflect on Jesus as Life, now and eternally.

Jesus answered him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one goes to the Father except by me. (GNT)

What do we know about the life of the next world? Jesus has returned to invite us to join him. The miracle is that even now we might live this life as John testifies to us: This is the testimony in essence: God gave us eternal life; the life is in his Son. (1 John 5:11) If only we might believe in Christ.

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (NRSV)

What do we share with others regarding our belief? Jesus assures us that despite what we see around us, all is well. Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. (Matthew 6:34) If only we might hope in Christ.

Yeshua said, “I AM the Way — and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except through me.  (CJB)

How do we behave in the world with others? Jesus reminds us that it is easy to get along with our friends but difficult to relate to our enemies. If you only love the lovable, do you expect a pat on the back? Run-of-the-mill sinners do that. If you only help those who help you, do you expect a medal? Garden-variety sinners do that. If you only give for what you hope to get out of it, do you think that’s charity? The stingiest of pawnbrokers does that. (Luke 6:32) If only we might love in Christ.

Jesus said, “I am the Road, also the Truth, also the Life. No one gets to the Father apart from me. (MSG)

How do we represent Christ and his gift of Life to the world? Jesus calls us to work in the vineyard of his love. What a huge harvest! And how few the harvest hands. So on your knees; ask the God of the Harvest to send harvest hands. (Luke 10:2) If only we might act in Christ.

God is among us, bringing the joy of resurrection to all who will listen. Jesus is with us, healing and calling. The Spirit is upon us, offering the only life that matters, Life in Christ.

When we compare varying translations of these verses, we experience the light and truth in this message. We find The Way. 

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