I’m thrilled to have my dear friend Kim share what it means that Jesus is The Way for this week’s edition of Word Nerd Wednesday.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”John 14:6
John 14:6 is one of the most famous red-letter verses in the Bible. Such profound words, yet often so rushed over that we don’t fully grasp the fullness of its truth and direction.
We see in John 13 that Jesus knew His time on the earth was coming to an end quickly. Knowing this, Jesus took the time to be with His 12 chosen, continuing to disciple them, and serving them by washing their feet. The 12 disciples had intimate time with Jesus, more time than anyone else. They saw Jesus perform miracles with their own eyes. They heard Him teach. They walked hand in hand with Jesus. John, the “one whom Jesus loved” rested even in Jesus’ lap and found comfort.
Thomas, or “doubting Thomas,” as many refer to him, was beckoning Jesus to tell the disciples how they would know the way after Jesus’ death.
“Thomas said to him, ‘Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?’”John 14:5
No matter how much time the disciples spent with Jesus, no matter how many miracles they witnessed, no matter how many teachings they heard, they still didn’t know where to go or what to do. Can you relate?
Walk This Way
As a child, I can still hear the echo of my parents’ voices as they commanded me to, “walk this way.” As a teen, those three words echoed from the blaring of my stereo as I jammed to Steven Tyler’s words in Aerosmith’s hit “Walk This Way”.
As parents, we’re often giving our children guidance on which way they should go. Jesus was giving us that same guidance with these famous words: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” Jesus wasn’t just giving us instruction to “walk this way,, he was saying, “I am the way. Walk in me.”
Apart from God, we can do nothing. Jesus commands us to abide in him. (John 15) Whether we’re walking through joys or sorrows, triumphs or failures, the good times or the bad, walk with him and in him.
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Kimberly is southern bred in the heart of South Carolina. She gave up her roots when she married a Citadel grad who commissioned in the Army in 2003. Kimberly and her soldier husband have 2 boys, ages 14 and 11.
She’s been open and honest about her family’s time in a cult and uses her experiences to help other people.