I admit, I haven't always followed directions...until Legos entered my life. But in the world of Legos...I follow directions.
Much like Redbox movies. If the movie gives me an arrow and some instructions for returning..."this way," I'm probably better off following them than figuring out my own way.
In John 14:6 Jesus makes one of his boldest "I AM" statements yet. He says, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
These words are from Jesus...not Redbox; yet we trust and follow the words of Redbox, but for some reason we want to pick apart the words of Jesus. We want to make them mean something they don't. We want to make them more palatable to the people around us.
We think we can come up with a better way.
We think Jesus is being really exclusive here.
We think He's leaving people out.
But really, He's letting people in.
He's letting people in on the single most important thing they'll ever need to know.
How to get to the Father.
No guess work. No cheating. No trial and error.
He is The Way.
He is The Truth.
He is The Life.
May you put your hope and your trust in Him today.
You have everything to gain!