Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me.– John 14:6
Once you have been born again in Christ- diligently seeking Him as you simultaneously seek to die to the world- your eyes will behold the desperate estate of those around you. Your vision is made clearer and your discernment sharpened to the fact that so so many are going after the wrong things, seeking safety in other men, institutions, beliefs, and causes- all things you know for certain will fail them and only serve to leave them more lost, perplexed, and desperate than when they started.
They wonder from one thing to the next searching as they often put on a mask of confidence and assurance in their humanitarian, social justice, loving, unified banner of worldly truths. To the born again individual it is easy to see, feel, and discern that their banner of truth is in fact made up of sparkling lies- lies that will only lead to the opposite of what they are desperately seeking.
The truth is simpler than that! The truth, which just so happens to encompass everything they are looking for,- justice, mercy, love- can be found in only one way. This one way leads to life! Life! No more endless searching and despairing for relief!
The simple truth though will cost them their lives and so many are not willing to deny themselves to obtain it.
Jesus is the way- belief in His sacrifice on the cross- He died, was buried, and on the third day rose again- is the ultimate act of mercy given freely to those that will accept it!
Jesus is the truth- in Him is light Only- no deceit- no darkness will be found! His sacrifice justifies those that believe on Him by paying the sin debt they owe. We all fall short of the glory of God- our sins separating us from God- but Jesus reconciles is to Him.
Jesus is the life- apart from Him we live dead in bondage to sin. We are unable to escape this bondage on our own- our education, our good works, our success, nor any other thing can set us free. We keep trying but our sin snowballs upon itself and our condition deteriorates. We are the walking dead apart from Christ and no remedy we apply will bring us back to life!
Only Jesus! Jesus sets us free from this bondage with His love! He shows us what true love is- no greater love has a man than this, that He would lay down His life for His friends; while we were still sinners He died for us! When we learn of this true way of life and love we will yearn to model it and share it with others no matter the costs.
People are desperately seeking and we have the answer! The gospel of Jesus Christ- The only way, the only truth, the only life!