January 18, 2024

Shawn Stoever
'When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”'
John 8:12

When I was younger, I wanted to believe that there were multiple paths to eternal life – being a good person, having different religions or philosophies, and building a big tower or ladder. I tried all of these methods to bring some peace and joy into my life. Some actually worked temporarily by providing moments of freedom from addictive patterns or unhealthy coping mechanisms. But nothing I studied or tried on my own ever produced healing, and none of my efforts would have ever gotten me to heaven.

The truth is there is only one way to peace, joy, and eternity with God. Jesus is the way. He brought light into the world. He is the light. Light that revealed sin. Light that removed darkness. Light that released healing. Light that reestablished relationship with a just God. Light that replaced the consequences of sin with eternal life.

No matter the question, the answer is Jesus. He is the way, the truth, and the light. What is a way that you can connect with him in a meaningful way today?