THE LORD IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE
On the night leading up to Jesus' crucifixion, His disciples were asking Jesus about the things they did not understand about what their next steps should be. His disciples were concerned because Jesus was talking about leaving them. Thomas asked the following question in John 14 verse 5 and Jesus' reply in John 14 verse 6 - 7 with some phrases for the ages.
"Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
In this statement, Jesus encapsulated the great mystery of the ages in a succinct identification of God Almighty.
The great God of Israel who had created the whole universe and all the living creatures in it, was this man who had just finished supper with them.
The eternal Lord of heaven and earth who had promised the patriarch Abraham that He would make Him a great nation of countless souls was this man who had just finished washing and drying their feet to set an example of servanthood.
This man, humble to the natural eye, was in fact the staggeringly powerful absolute monarch by whom all existence came into being.
This moment of revelation came just before the Lord of heaven and earth, was about to give his life up unto death on the cross to fulfill His solemn oath to Abraham to make Him a great nation.
What Abraham did not know at the time, was that this great nation would be populated by the billions of people from all over the earth who would be saved and adopted into the family of God by their faith in the Lord Jesus.
The very same faith that Abraham had pioneered in His walk with God.
The same faith we have when we believe in the Lord Jesus and accept His power to save us by the blood He shed for us.