Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
One Path Before Me
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)
In the verse above Jesus paints us a picture. A picture of a straight path that leads us to our heavenly Father and Jesus standing at the road side, waiting to take us by our hands and lead us to the end of the path.
Today we live in a world where high schools are more of a gate way to drug abuse and alcoholism rather than a safe haven to gain knowledge, a world where universities/colleges preach atheism rather than the beauty and understanding of God’s creations. We live in a world where kindness is seen as weakness and arrogance a merit, a corporate world where your success is measured in terms of the number of people you have thrown under the bus and used as a stepping stone to your career. A world where starting a married life and a family of your own is seen as a hindrance to your career. But most of all we have built a world where our youth are presented with numerous paths and no moral grounds on which they can base their decisions.
So, the way I see it, the picture that Jesus painted for us is one of the most beautiful assurances that he has given us. He offers us one path to take and assures us that he will take us through safely. He also reminds us that the only way to get to that room he has built for us on the other side of the path (John 14:2) is by trusting everything to him and knowing that his plan for us is greater than any plans or expectations we may have.
Prayer: Thank You Lord for all the possibilities you have given me in this world. Give me the strength and wisdom I need to take your hands and trust you to lead me through life, especially in times of trial and temptation. In a world that pulls me away from your trust please give me the endurance to follow you closely and lead the way for others who might be lost. Amen.
Thought of the day: Follow Christ on the path he built for us and others will follow.
Romson Monichan, St. Matthew’s MTC, Toronto