The Way

April 7, 2007

Easter remembers how Jesus died to open the door to Heaven – for anyone who will believe.

In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.” – John 14:2-4 (Jesus speaking)

You know the way to the place where I am going. After Jesus said this, Thomas (the doubter?) says “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answers him:

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” – John 14:6

Jesus has opened the door. He’s swung it wide open and thrown away the key. His love is amazing! When he died on the corss, that act of love broke sin’s bondage and crossed the gap between us and our Father. The curtain seperated the “Holy of Holies” where God came, from the rest of the temple. This made us closer to God. He wasn’t confined in some Temple where you had to go and sacrifice. The curtain between us and God was torn in two.

One thing I love is how the curtain in the temple is torn. The curtain seperated the “Holy of Holies” where a selected priest met with God (was it once a year?), from the rest of the temple. This made us closer to God. He wasn’t confined in some Temple where you had to go and sacrifice. The curtain between us and God was torn in two.

That is one amazing love.  To give your life up for everyone – even some who would later curse your name. In the words of Matt T. “It’s the beauty of Grace that makes life not fair.”

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