Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.”
– John 14:6
Who’s the greatest? Sports fans across the world have spent countless hours debating this question. Was Mickey Mantle better than Willie Mays? Were the undefeated Miami Dolphins the best team to every play professional football? What about the NBA, would you take the Los Angeles Lakers or the Boston Celtics? We can argue statistics, the era in which the games were played and share eyewitness accounts. There’s really no way to settle these types of questions, but as fans, they sure are fun to talk about.
As followers of Jesus Christ, others may challenge us and the words found in John 14:6. What makes Jesus the greatest? What about Mohammed, Confucius, or Buddha? First of all, Jesus is the only option who is both man and God. As the way, Jesus is our path to the Father. As the life, he joins his divine life to ours, both now and eternally. Jesus is, in truth, the only living way to the Father. Some people may argue that this way is too narrow. In reality, it is wide enough for the whole world, if the world chooses to accept it. Instead of debating how limited it sounds to have only one way, we should be saying, “Thank you, God, for providing a sure way to get to you.”
Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, that I might know You and live with You for eternity. Give me the desire and the courage to share Your love with someone today. Amen.