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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

The way, the truth and the life

Jesus prepares His disciples for His leaving in John 14:1-7. Sometimes we think the disciples were terribly spiritual and terribly wise because they lived with Jesus for three years; talked to Him daily and witnessed His healings and miracles first hand. Before He was crucified and left them and sent the Holy Spirit back though, they were VERY much like us!

Jesus tells them in this chapter that He is going to His Father, but it was okay, they would be together again and that they knew the way. The disciples probably looked at each other slightly panic stricken and it was Thomas who spoke up. “Lord, how can we know the way? We don’t even know where you are going!?”

And can’t you just see Jesus with a little smile on His lips, His eyes shining. These disciples amused Him so often. They tried so hard and they loved Him so much, but most of the time they didn’t have a clue! And He said, “You know ME! I am the way!”

And that’s what we need to know too. God gave us an amazing gift in His son. We don’t know everything, but we know Jesus and that’s enough.

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