In the Case for Christ series at Alive Church, we’ve been focusing on discovering the truth about Jesus. We’ve talked about the historical evidence of His life, death and resurrection, all leading to His undeniable love for us. Now that we’ve gathered the facts, it’s time to embrace the truth.
This past weekend, Chris Spradlin, owner of the Spradlin Search Group and a close friend of mine, spoke about Embracing the Truth of Christ in part three of the Case for Christ series.
Chris shared that no matter who we are, where we are in our faith journey or what we have done in our lives, Jesus is the way. In John 14:2-4, Jesus speaks to His disciples about how He is the way to the Father, and we’re all invited to follow Him:
“There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. And you know the way to where I am going.”
Through scripture, through trials, through joy and through any event in our lives, Jesus is consistently preparing the way for us. But sometimes we lose sight of where to go next, just like Thomas, who, again, doubts Jesus’ words in John 14:5:
“’No, we don’t know [where you are going], Lord,’” Thomas said. ‘We have no idea where you are going, so how can we know the way?’”
Have you ever been at that point in your life? We often ask ourselves “Where do I go from here?” after a tragedy, a crisis or any life-changing event. Remember that Jesus’ answer to Thomas’ question is the answer for us, too:
“I am the way, the truth and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
This week, I encourage you to memorize and reflect on John 14:6. Remember that because He is the way, the truth and the life, we can always have hope.