I Am the Only Way

Author: Natalie Crowe — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: October 5, 2020

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I Am the Only Way

A few days ago, Keera had been told of the beautiful Golden City where there were no tears. Keera had left her family and life to seek it out. But, when she had arrived, she had been astounded to find it was at the top of a huge, never-ending cliff. Keera could just see a bit of light at the top. Finally, after a long hesitation, she began to climb the Mountain of Sin. “Cold.” “Exhausted.” “Broken.” “Alone.” Keera was pelted with words of desperation as she crawled up the sharp, piercing rocks. “Can’t make it!” her aching body told her. Her heart cried out in desperation as she fell to the ground. Keera began to weep. Then, through her tears, she saw two bare, bleeding feet stop before her. She looked up and saw the feet belonged to the kindest, gentlest man she had ever seen. “Hello,” he said in a wonderful voice. “How long have you been wandering here?” “I’ve lost track,” Keera said, her voice cracking and dry. “But I thought I was alone. Have you wandered here until you can’t feel anything but pain and cold too?” “You might say that,” he answered. “There is only one way to the City, but you would need to trust me.” Without hesitation, Keera said, “I already do.” Then Keera felt the man’s arms wrap around her as he lifted her and began to walk up the trail. She heard him gritting his teeth at her weight and felt him wince as each stone pierced his feet. But he kept going. After what seemed like hours to Keera, he set her down and said, “We are at the top.” In astonishment Keera, asked, “Why could you find a path and I could not?” “Because I am the only way to get to the top. There is no other way, Keera,” he said. Surprised again, Keera asked, “How do you know my name?” He answered, “I know everyone’s name. My name is Emmanuel. Now, go and enter the kingdom.” With that, he turned and headed back down the mountain. Keera watched for a moment, then turned and raced toward the Golden City. • Natalie Crowe • Read Romans 3:23 and 6:23. Why is Jesus the only way to salvation from sin and death? • Jesus came and lived among us to save us from sin and death—that’s why His name is Emmanuel, which means “God with us” (Matthew 1:23; John 1:14). To learn more about what it means to put your faith in Jesus, the only Way to life, truth, and God, check out our “Know Jesus” page. Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 (CSB)

Read Verses:

John 1:14; Ephesians 2:8-9