January 25, 2012
“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6 Holman Christian Standard
At first glance it may seem harsh that Jesus is limiting the path to a saving and new life in Christ. But in fact He is doing the very opposite. He’s opening each day of your life with an assurance so that you can live your life all out and all in to the glory of God. The results are in His hands. What Jesus says is that you will be connected with your heavenly Father and have the same kind of relationship He had on earth. Your life in Christ is lived through Jesus living His life in you. That happens through trust in who Jesus says that He is. Except-through-Christ is a grace filled statement of truth. Except-through-Christ is a promise for your life today with your heavenly Father. Except-through-Christ is deeply personal for you today for everything you do and everyone you meet. He is your access. It’s not up to your efforts. It’s not about your good intentions. It’s not about how much you have to gain access. It’s all about Who has you. That can be disturbing at times because even Christ-followers can be tempted to bypass or suspend the indwelling life of Christ and try to find godly answers without Him. Jesus doesn’t give us this option. He makes a way through His way. he leads in truth because He is the truth. And He offers life that begins with Him. Whatever you are facing today. Whoever is vying for your allegiance. Jesus offers you the wide-open door to the Father through himself.
“Salvation comes no other way; no other name has been or will be given to us by which we can be saved, only this one.” Acts 4:12 The Message
Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Followers of The-No-Other-Name and friends of Priority One (firstname.lastname@example.org)