“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

If you’re anything like me, you probably have a dozen different passwords for your phone, computer, various websites, bank accounts, and home security systems, since you can even find a DIY security system online for your home. In addition, you carry around many keys for your car, gym, work, and home. Everyday, we rely on these to grant us access to the things we need and desire. Without them, we panic. Remember your emotions the last time you couldn’t find your car keys or when you couldn’t remember that certain password?

While security measures can be time-consuming to set up and difficult to keep track of, we really do need them. We don’t want anyone driving away with our car or hacking into our online bank account. We rely on our keys and passwords to protect the truth and allow us to enter where we need to go. In the same way, Jesus provides us access to the Father. He is the key. He is the “way and the truth and the life” (John 14:6). Contrary to the popular saying, “All roads lead to heaven,” Jesus shows us that only through faith in him can we be in a true relationship with God.

Without a proper view of Jesus as Lord, we won’t be able to approach God with confidence. We will operate out of fear and performance, relying on our own efforts to grant us access to Him. As John urges us throughout his letter, we must solely cling to and find our hope in the person of Jesus Christ. He writes in 1 John 2:23, “No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.” He is the “Word” who “became flesh and made his dwelling among us…full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). Today, read Jude 1:24-25. Personalize these words and make them your own. Declare it today and walk in confidence.

Jude 1:24-25: “24 To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— 25 to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.”

By Billy Berglund