Lenten Daily Devotional, Feb. 16 – by Gene Erickson


Topic: “I am the way, and the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father but by me.” John 14:6

Question: How has your perspective changed on this “I Am” over time?

There have been some who say that Jesus was just a great prophet and that He is not divine - that is He is not the Son of God but only human. Where would they get this idea? They say that Christ did not rise from the dead. Why not? They say that things that are true must be able to be repeated. This is true in science where an experiment that cannot be repeated by other scientists with the same result is deemed false. Therefore since no one can be crucified and raised from the dead today, then Christ could not have been raised from the dead either. They are leaving God out of the equation. Could not the all powerful God who created the universe perform a miracle? Creation was a miracle. So the almighty God could surely perform the great miracle of Christ’s death and resurrection. This does require faith in God.

There are others who say there are many ways to salvation so that if you truly believe in a certain way, then you will attain salvation. However, Christ makes it quite clear when He said I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life, and no one comes to the Father but by Me. What fantastically great love has been shown by God that we disobedient people should have eternal life with God through Jesus Christ. As St. Paul writes to us in Romans 5:8 God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. What a wonderful promise! We do have an awesome God!

Dear heavenly Father, thank you for the wonderful promise that if we believe in Christ as our means of salvation, we shall inherit eternal life. Forgive us for doubting but strengthen us in our faith. Bless us and our congregation that we may seek your will for our lives. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.