It was soon time for Jesus to leave the earth. He knew he had to be careful how he breaks the news to his disciples. After all, the men had been with him for three years. Some have even walked away from their family and their livelihood. And Jesus had been their provider for the entire time. How could he leave them now? He had to have a good explanation, and he had to use tact.
So, after telling his disciples about his father’s mansion and that there was room for everybody, Jesus said, “You know the way to where I am going,” (John 14:4).
Then, a puzzled Thomas said to him:
“Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Attention Christians! As you know, we live in a fast pace materialistic world with two paths. Whichever path you choose is up to you. But, before you decide on where to go, you must understand what those two paths mean. One is broad and colourful. It has all the glitz and glamour of the world. The other is narrow, bores you to death, and it does not appeal to many.
Humans are programmed to react to the impulses of the five senses. But every so often our reactions are premature, which cause us to make significant decisions without careful assessment.
Jesus does not want us to rely on impulse when we make important decisions. He wants us to do the right thing and choose the right path. Here is what He said: “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it” (Matthew 7:13-14).
So, my friends do not fall for the promises of the enemy. He can only give you temporary satisfaction. Instead, “Let us hold fast to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful” (Hebrews 10:23).
If you chose the narrow road, then you are on the right path.