The Way, the Truth, and the Life – A Poem

My favorite verse in all of the Bible is John 14:6. Jesus has just told the disciples that He will be going back to Heaven to prepare a place for them and they know where He is going, and Thomas replies that they don’t know the way. “Jesus told him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.’” I love this verse because it is so comforting to know that Jesus clearly showed us how to be in relationship with God now and for eternity. I am so thankful for all of the words of Jesus recorded in the Gospels, especially in John. I am thankful that I don’t have to doubt or wonder whether Jesus has prepared a place for me in His Father’s house.

The Way, the Truth, and the Life

Your way to the cross
Made the Way for us
To return to You
Being forgiven
Redeemed and restored

Your truth on the cross
Showed the Truth of Your love
For all us sinners
Even the thief
Who was promised Paradise

Your life given on the cross
Gave eternal Life to all
When You took it up again
At the resurrection
If only we believe

We come to the Father
Only through You
You are the Way
Your Way is the Truth
Your Truth gives us Life
The Father welcomes all
Who come in Your name

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17 responses to “The Way, the Truth, and the Life – A Poem

  1. This is just wonderful, Linda.
    “Made the Way for us to return to You…”
    I am so thankful my road led to your blog–you are such an encouragement and write so beautifully…thank you :)
    God bless…

    • Barbee, Thank you. :) What a nice comment; you made me smile. I am just so happy that with this blog I finally have a place to use my God-given gift of writing for His glory. Peace, Linda

  2. Simply beautiful Linda. I’m holding a small purple cross and your poem makes it more special. The Way, the Truth, and the Life — the ultimate and perfect blessing! :)

  3. Wonderful Linda. Thanks.
    While I wish I could sing in tune and wish I could write poetry I am more than pleased with and thankful for the gifts and talents God has given me, so I thank you for sharing YOUR gift here.
    Angela

  4. Simply beautiful.
    As I read this, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the new age illusions out there (ubiquitous in the blogosphere and everywhere) that there are “many paths to God.”
    I recently read a lengthy debate on a FB comment thread. How apparent that the masses are deceived in believing that God is within us all. Not! Jesus is the ONLY way to the Father, and the only way to eternal life – but I’m preaching to the choir here :)

    • Debra, Thank you. It is easy to write beautiful poetry when you have a beautiful subject to write about! I agree that many are deceived by the “tolerant” view that all religions are equally valid and that we can each find our own way to God. But if we have to find our own way, then we are all lost! Thankfully He has shown us the Way, He came to save us instead of making us come find Him. I’ve actually written several posts on relativism and tolerance, pointing people to the One and Only Way. You are, indeed, preaching to the choir (though I only sing in my car, the shower, and in the pews at church ;) ) Peace, Linda

  5. Ann

    Thank you, Linda

    So much popping up around us daily – it’s great to know that we have no reason to doubt Him or anything He says!

    Blessings,
    ann

    • Ann, It is so wonderful not to doubt! I am always saddened by Christians who say they aren’t sure of where they will spend eternity. He has given us all we need to be sure, including His Holy Spirit. Peace, Linda

  6. I am crying. There was something so precious about this . . .maybe because it pours out of your love for Him. And the way you combined His way, truth and life in that last stanza . . .touched me!
    God bless you even when your poems make me cry! :)

    • Deb, I have you to thank for inspiring me to even try to write poetry. Then I rely on Him to give me something to write, and the combination just seems to work! I’m sorry I made you cry, but I’m glad they weren’t tears of sorrow, but rather tears of joy! :) Hope you had a relatively stress-free Thursday. Peace, Linda

      • It has been better today, for a Thursday . . .thank you!!! :) We are going back for 3 days, to house sit for the family I clean for. There will be 4 dogs and 2 cats to care for. This will be challenging for Aubrey, but God told me to relax about it, so your comment about stress-free is a confirmation of sorts. ha!
        Oh and Linda . . .I may not be able to read or comment for a little while, just so you know that I’m okay . . .just away!

      • Deb, I will keep you in my prayers while you are house sitting. I bet the dogs and cats will love having you there! Thanks for letting me know you will be away. I so look forward to your comments, I just might have worried. ;) But now I won’t. I’ll just picture you and Aubrey surrounded by a loving menagerie of pets! Peace, Linda

  7. This is such a beautiful poem.

    Blessings,
    Theresa

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