Thursday, March 1, 2012

Asking The Right Question

A salesman was calling on one of his favorite customers - an elderly gentleman who owned a country store. He found “Old Sam” sitting on the porch of his store gently rocking back and forth with an old Labrador retriever laying quietly beside him. As he walked up the steps he said, “That’s a beautiful dog. Does your dog bite?”

“Nope,” said “Old Sam,” as he continued to rock.

The salesman reached down to pet the dog. Just as he touched the dog’s head, it growled and snapped viciously at him. He jumped back and shouted, “I thought you said that your dog didn’t bite!”

“My dog doesn’t. But that’s not my dog,” responded “Old Sam.”

All of us collect information. It is an ongoing process in all of our lives. But the value of the information we collect depends on the questions we ask.

Thomas once asked, “Lord, we don’t know where You are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus replied, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

The most important question everyone must answer is implied in the response of Jesus: “Do you know the way to God?” Jesus left no doubt about the route: We can only get to God through Him.

Prayer: Lord, we thank You that Your Son clearly and consistently explained the only way to come to You is through Him. May we in faith accept Your “way.” In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture for Today: John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

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