“I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. . .” (John 14:6)
While we are on our way, staying in the Way is the only way. Staying in the Way is the only way to lasting peace, comfort, joy, true love, prosperity and happiness.
Staying in the Way will also bring us trials, tribulation, heartbreak, persecutions, groans and travails in intercessory prayer, suffering, pain, dying to self, afflictions of the soul and taking on the afflictions of Christ (cf. Colossians 1:24).
Staying in the Way will bring both joys and sorrows, wins and losses, trophies and crosses, medals and crowns; where there are also scorns and frowns, and curses abound, with many a back stab to betray; but staying in the Way is the only way for the faithful.
Our Apostolic Fathers stayed in the Way and were known as followers of “The Way” (cf. Acts 24:14). Followers of the Way know that staying in the Way is Eternal Life and Truth. Our Apostolic Fathers confessed their faith and lived their faith every day in confident belief that it was the fulfillment of all that was spoken in the Law and the Prophets. Oh, by the way most of them laid down their lives as martyrs as they stayed in the Way.
Staying in the Way is staying in the “way of Peace” (cf. Romans 3:17); staying the “way of Truth” (cf. II Peter 2:2); staying in the “way of Life” (cf. Matthew 7:14); following the “more excellent way” of love (cf. I Corinthians 12:31).
Many today are out of the Way, who need a friend, a minister, a father or mother, a sister or brother to come along side and guide them and bring them into the Way that is Life and is Truth (cf. Hebrews 5:2). We were all once that way, that is out of the Way, but the Lord had compassion on us in our sin through His lovingkindness, forbearance and tender mercies (cf. Romans 3:12, 25). May we be willing to go into the highways, byways and hedges and compel them to come into the Father’s House, that His House may be full (cf. Matthew 22:9; Luke 14:23).
Are you staying in the Way? A follower of The Way? You are in good company. The company of our Apostolic Fathers, the company of the saints both old and the new, the company of Angels, and you are a friend of Jesus, Who is the Way, the Truth and the Life, and no man can come to the Father, except through Him.
Stay in the Way.