Friday, January 25, 2008

JESUS IS STILL THE ONLY WAY!


In his book, Traveling Light, author Max Lucado tells the story of a man on an African safari deep in the jungle. The guide before him had a machete and was whacking away at the tall weeks and thick jungle underbrush. The traveler, wearied and hot, asked the guide in frustration, "Where are we? Do you really know where you are taking me? Where is the path?" The seasoned guide stopped and looked back at the man and replied to him, "I am the path!"

We should be reminded that Jesus said the same thing when He said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the father except through Me (John 14:6)." Jesus is still the only way to get to heaven. His is the path.

I wonder...how many people have to shared with lately about Jesus? Thom Rainer of LifeWay reports that 4 of 8 people surveyed across America admitted they would listen to someone if they cared enough about them to share with them the gospel message. We must recommit our lives as believers to sharing the gospel message. I think every believer should be involved in FAITH Evangelism, but even if you are not, tell people something about Jesus.

The truth is that we are out of excuses! Lost people live all around us and will never hear the message unless WE personally tell them. C.T. Studd was a missionary to China, India, and Africa. He once said this: "If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice is too great for me to give to Him." Today, why not give Jesus the sacrifice of your obedience?