Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” — John 14:6 NKJV
One Saturday morning, on my drive to my cancer support meeting, I encountered a 5K run. I slowed as runners raced past me in the opposite direction. I went through one intersection, then when I got to the second, I noticed red cones separating the lanes on the street I needed to turn onto. What do the cones mean? No signs, so what do I do?
I turned right onto the street and signaled to get into the left lane. Two blocks later, I encountered a blockade. I signaled, looked over my shoulder, and merged into the right lane.
At the stop sign next to the blockade, a police officer yelled, “Stay in the right lane.”
Had there been signs or someone stationed at the last intersection, I would have known what to do.Had there been signs or someone stationed at the last intersection, I would have known what to do. Click To Tweet
This is like the way of salvation. Due to our ignorance, we may be traveling in the wrong lane. We may think we’re on the right path, but because we lack guidance, we’re mistaken.
Jesus came to save our souls. He was crucified, dead, and buried for you and for me. On the third day, He rose from the grave. Because of this, He conquered death. His gift of salvation is freely given to anyone who asks.
You may wonder what you need saving from.
See, all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). The key word is all. None of us are acceptable in God’s eyes. We all sin. We all fall short. The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23).
God sent His only begotten Son to pay the price for your sin and mine.
Because God so loved the world (John 3:16).
Are you traveling in the correct lane? Have you asked Jesus to be your Savior?
If not, please pray with me.
Jesus, thank You for dying on the cross for my sin. Thank You for paying the price for everything I’ve done wrong and for the gift of eternal life. Please forgive me, wash me clean, and be my Savior. In Your name I pray, amen.
About Hope for the Valley
Hope for the Valley is the ministry God has entrusted to J.K. Stewart—wife, breast cancer survivor, and follower of Jesus Christ. Soon after her diagnosis, she started a women’s cancer support group. Two years later, she launched Hope for the Valley, a website of devotions and prayers for women with cancer. J.K. lives in Texas with her husband, dog, and four cats. When she’s not writing, she’s either studying her Bible, walking her dog, or vacuuming pet hair. Connect with her and the ministry of Hope for the Valley on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.