Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 NIV
While there is so much uncertainty in our present world, it is vital for us to be able to hold onto something sure and fixed. It does not take long to realize that there are not many things we can trust with full and complete assurance. Actually, there is only One. His name is Jesus.
Over the past decade and then some we have seen how our world has lost a sense of anything absolute when we talk about truth. It is like we have gone from a place where we knew what was certain to a place where nothing at all is certain. The problem with this is that when we need that which is certain, but we have thrown out certainty, it leaves a sense of hopelessness. Why? Because we need to know that someone or something has the mess of this moment taken care of, and if there is nothing absolute, and truth is easily adjusted then we have no way through this present time of unknowns.
Fortunately, even if many do not believe in absolute Truth, it does not change the fact that He is just that, absolute Truth. He is the One we can be sure has not changed and has not moved while the world and even the church has continued to find other ways, He remains the Only way.
What we all need right now is the reminder that we have a fixed point of reference in Christ that helps us find our way through this moment but also reminds us that He is the way through it.
Let’s consider some things about a fixed point of reference:
- It is separate from you. We are not the place we build our safety or lives upon, Christ is.
- It does not move. It means I can’t pack it into my little box and walk away with it to pull out when I need it. Once a point of reference moves it is no longer able to be that fixed point anymore. We move, but it does not.
- It is constant. It never changes. It is timeless.
Jesus is our fixed point of reference. He is the way through this moment, but He is also the way to the Father. If we start leaning toward any belief that “my” truth is enough, then we will find ourselves in a place where my changing truth continues to adjust itself to whatever outside pressures are being applied. It isn’t separate from me. It moves as the culture changes, and it is constantly changing. When I need something that is sure, it will be missing because I will have built my life around nothing absolute.
Declaring that Christ is absolute Truth is not popular, but in a world that needs a fixed point of reference, in this very hour it it vital that we as believers hold very close to our fixed point of reference. He is the way through this, and He is the way home. Knowing this is vital to helping others get home too.