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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."
- John 14:5,6
 
In a simple manner Thomas thinks Jesus is speaking of a literal road He plans to use. Time and again the disciples amaze us with their dullness in the face of Jesus' words. Their seeming inability to grasp the truth causes us to wonder. But honest reflection on our own failure to understand and, especially to trust in Jesus' words ourselves should lead us to see that Thomas' reaction is not so surprising. In contrast, look . . .

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."
- John 14:5,6
 
In a simple manner Thomas thinks Jesus is speaking of a literal road He plans to use. Time and again the disciples amaze us with their dullness in the face of Jesus' words. Their seeming inability to grasp the truth causes us to wonder. But honest reflection on our own failure to understand and, especially to trust in Jesus' words ourselves should lead us to see that Thomas' reaction is not so surprising. In contrast, look how gracious Jesus' answer to Thomas is: "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."
 
Jesus does not rebuke Thomas for his words. His response pursues His desire to assure  and comfort. Far from not knowing, Thomas and the rest do know the way and the place to which Jesus is going. Throughout the section Jesus comforts His followers with what they had previously learned and experienced. Their lessons, knowledge and experiences of the past three years were now to be applied through trust in their LORD.
 
Christian friends, There are no two ways about it. Jesus doesn't ask for our vote as the most appealing condidate for Savior of the world. He simply states His lordship of the universe and demands our allegiance. Does He have yours?
 
Thou art the Way, the Truth, the Life;
Grant us that Way to know,
That Truth to keep, that Life to win,
Whose joys eternal flow.
 
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - Christ is the only door into heaven. 

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