A tourist became lost on the back roads of Alabama. There were no signs to point him in any direction and the dirt roads seemed endless.
His heart leaped for joy when he saw an old farmer sitting on a fence nibbling on a piece of straw. After explaining his dilemma, the farmer paused, shook his head knowingly, and then gave him a set of explicit directions. After thanking the farmer for being gracious and helpful, he drove down the road filled with confidence.
Thirty minutes later the tourist, after following the directions with great care, found himself back where he began with the farmer still sitting on the fence with the straw between his lips.
Angrily the tourist said, “What’s the big idea? I did what you told me to do and look where I ended up!”
“Well,” said the farmer, “I didn’t want to waste my time telling you how to get to Montgomery until I knew whether or not you were able to follow directions.”
When a disciple asked Jesus for directions to His Father’s house, Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me!” Jesus was very clear when He described the path for salvation and to eternal life. There can never be any misunderstanding about such an important question if we follow the teachings of Jesus.
Prayer: We thank You, Lord, that You have made the answer to life’s most important question so clear and with it the promise of eternal life with You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Scripture for Today: John 14:1-6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.