I am the way, the truth, and the life

JOHN 14:1-7

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”

REFLECTION

  • Jesus says he does not want his followers’ hearts to be troubled. What sort of things tend to trouble you?
  • What does Jesus want for us instead? What does he say to bring his disciples peace?
  • How can believing in God and in Jesus Christ affect our troubled hearts? Have you experienced ways in which your beliefs affect your life?
  • What does Jesus say he is doing right now? Does such work give you any comfort?
  • Jesus says he is the only way to the Father. How is this good news? What must we do to go to the Father through Jesus?

ARISE & SHINE

Many religions and philosophies are about how we need to find a way ourselves to reach God or find truth. The burden is placed on us. But the good news of Jesus Christ is that he is the way, the truth, and the life. We don’t have to worry about finding a way to God ourselves. Jesus says that not only has he gone to prepare for us, but he will personally come and take us there himself. Believe in him and let your troubled hearts find rest.