Lost And Found - Unto the Hills
Lost And Found
I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.
John 14:6 RSV
Recently, while returning to my hotel in a major city, the driver turned left when he should have turned right, and it took him awhile to figure out how to get to our destination. He had to stop and check his road map.
Often in life just one wrong turn, just one wrong decision can take us where we do not want to go or, more importantly, can keep us from going where we do want to go.
There is an ancient saying that “all roads lead to Rome.” When one is lost on a road to Rome or anywhere else, all that is needed to find the way is a good road map or directions from someone who knows the way.
Not all roads lead to God, as some suggest. There is a roadblock which keeps man from reaching God, no matter what road he takes. That roadblock is sin. But God has provided a map—the Bible—and He has provided One who knows the way and can give directions—Jesus Christ.
Christ said, “No man comes to the Father but by me.” Not only does Christ give directions to the Father through Himself, but He also gives us daily directions as to His Father’s will for our lives. Like directions from a map or a person in our travels, we can follow them and get to our desired destination, or we can ignore them and become lost.
Remember, Jesus did not say, “I am one of the ways, or one of the roads you can take to get to the Father.” What He said was, “I am the way.” Determine to follow Christ and never be lost!
Our Father and our God, wrong choices and dead ends have often blocked my ability to live my life fully for You. Take away my sin and lead me toward full acceptance of the leadership and guidance that You provide through the Holy Spirit. I will follow Jesus as the way, truth, and life. In His name I pray. Amen.