The Way

July 28, 2021

=Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 14:6

Written by Phil Byerly from the Brentwood Campus

I had the privilege of climbing to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro with my eldest son a couple years ago. The peak’s elevation is 19,400 feet, and because of life-threatening dangers, the only legal way to go on a Mount Kilimanjaro expedition is with a professional certified guide. It’s not a technical climb, but acute altitude sickness is a very real threat

For this reason, I did a lot of research to find an expedition company I could trust with both my life and my son’s life, and one that would successfully show us the way to the summit. I picked a very reputable expedition company. Our guide’s name was Jackson, and we put our complete trust in him. We followed his way, we did as he did, and we were rewarded with an awesome successful summit. It was a great experience to share with my son, and it’s something no one can ever take away from us.

As good as Mount Kilimanjaro was, it does not even come close to the joy I have being on a life expedition with my sons and my wife following a Guide named Jesus who is the way, the life, and the truth. This world is a very dangerous place. All of us did our research by reading the Word, and we all decided to follow and to trust Jesus with our lives. I have great peace and assurance knowing whatever happens on our life’s expedition, we will all be safe from spiritual and eternal death, and we will all successfully summit to the Father following Jesus. It’s a joy nothing can ever take away from us.

There are many ways people can choose to live out their lives, and God gives us all free will to choose as we’d like. Sharing with others our experiences before and after following Jesus as “the way” is what we are commanded to do.

Questions to ask yourself:

  1. Who is your guide in life?
  2. Have you ever shared with anyone that Jesus is “the way” you have chosen to live your life, why you chose Him, and what He means to you?
  3. Have you ever felt lost when Jesus was not your way, your truth, and your life?

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