Names of Christ: Who Do You Say That I Am?
Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”
I don’t know about you, but I have become pretty reliant on the GPS/Maps app in my phone to tell me where to go. Even on my commutes from Brandon to Winter Haven, I know the two best routes to go, but I will use a map app to tell me about traffic and which set of directions will get me there the fastest that day. I recently took a trip and as I approached my destination, I realized that I no longer had cell signal. My app stopped telling me which way to go and I was guessing from my vague recollection of the route overview. I stopped at a gas station hoping to find one of those antiquated paper devices known as a “road map.” Of course, they didn’t have any of those. I asked for directions from the clerk and got a little clarity to my fuzzy picture of where to go, but not entirely. I kept driving and just when I was getting ready to stop and ask for directions again, I got signal. I was back on the path and made it to my destination on time.
Our faith can be like that too. There are times when we have a good relationship with God and things are very clear. We know exactly what we are called to do and how to carry out our lives in response to God’s grace and mercy. There are other times when we seem to be floundering and looking for direction. We can get off the path and even get lost. God sent Jesus Christ to give us an example of how to live our lives and how to respond to God’s love. Jesus Christ is the Way, the ultimate roadmap for our lives of faith. May we seek to follow Jesus’ teachings and live a life worthy of our calling.
Holy God, we thank You for the gift of Jesus Christ, who shows us how to live a life of faith. May we be mindful of His example and directions set forth in scripture. Guide us today in our words and action and may we always glorify You. Amen.