Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

April 12, 2013

Which Road?

By Pastor Kay Singley, First Christian Church

---- — When we travel on the highways, we have signposts and highway markers to guide us along our way in an orderly fashion. Living our life is like traveling on a highway. Do we have a destination in mind for the conclusion of our journey? Or are we traveling along through life taking it as it comes without making preparation for the end of the journey?

God’s word, the Bible, provides us with the signposts to direct us to God. We learn from God’s word that He loved the human beings that He created so much that He wanted to have fellowship with them. But sin got in the way of that relationship with God. So, God came to earth in His son, Jesus. Jesus would teach people the way to God. He did many miracles to show He was the divine son of God. But the greatest gift He gave to humankind was taking His punishment for our sin on the cross and dying for it in our place. Jesus was buried and then God raised Him from the dead. He was seen by many before ascending into heaven to sit down at the right hand of God, the Father. Whosoever will follow these signposts in God’s word, asking forgiveness for sin and trusting in Jesus as their Savior will have a home in heaven for eternity. Romans 10:9 reminds us, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” This road leads to the Savior and to eternal life.

All of us have probably had the experience from time to time of losing our direction when traveling. We pause at an intersection wondering, “Which road should I take to reach my destination?” Sometimes we indeed miss a turn and wander off in the wrong direction. The same thing can happen in our life. We can lose our way when we become discouraged with doubts, trials and adversity. Maybe we have made mistakes or taken a wrong turn in our life. Jesus is waiting to forgive us and is calling us to come to Him. There is only one road that leads to eternal life and that road is through Jesus. All other roads are dead ends leading us to pain, torture and everlasting punishment. Jesus says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6.

Jesus wants to have a relationship with each person. He doesn’t want to be left out of your life. Are you traveling on the road toward Jesus in heaven? It is a walk of faith and a destination of many blessings. Don’t miss the road.