“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
During my childhood years I think it was easier for people to know “the Way.” I grew up in the “Bible belt” where stores were closed on Sundays and the local church was the place to be. The Ten Commandments were posted in public school classrooms and Bible classes were taught to the students. During those days in the Bible belt if you mentioned belief in God and Jesus Christ people nodded in a welcoming and accepting gesture and most likely said “Amen!”
During my lifetime I have witnessed a cultural shift away from the faith-based belief systems and values I described. There seems to be a falling-away from the Bible belt cultural norms and values with more apparent atheistic heretic views and endorsements by humanity. Earlier in life there appeared to be more constraint regarding sharing personal values and beliefs that were outside of the norm. Now, there appears to be an era of open rejection of norms previously held sacred and valued.
As I advance in years, I have come to the realization that my days are numbered. As a follower of Jesus Christ, I know the Bible tells me that I should spread the “Good News” about Jesus Christ to others: “He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” (Mark 16:15/NIV). I should also participate in the “Great Commission” which encourages me to deliver the “Good News” to others: “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:18-20/NIV).
Jesus Christ is the Way, Truth and the Life and as I head forward in my lifetime, I will seek to extend the Gospel to others! I will also spread the Good News while seeking to disciple humanity! What better way than “the Way” (Jesus Christ)! As I am following what Matthew 28 tells me, Jesus assures me that He will be with me! Amen!
Self-reflection consideration: Do I need to teach others about Jesus Christ and explain how they can achieve salvation through Him?
Many blessings to you!
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