HOW DO YOU GET THERE FROM HERE? It seems there is today a GPS system designed for all of us to instruct us how to get from where we are to where we want to go. The only problem with a lot of these systems is that they really don’t always tell you the best way to get to your location and some of them even cause you to end up in the wrong location. Go figure. It is true some of them offer you alternate routes so you can choose the route you want to take. And some of them even tell you of road problems ahead of you while traveling and then suggest alternate routes. For the most part the GPS systems are much better than unfolding those old paper travel maps of road systems or those city maps that are hard to follow while driving. And of course there is always Google Earth and with that you can even see some of the road systems in Haiti, if you should ever be courageous enough to drive in that country.
Some people have a tendency to treat their eternal destination and the way to get there much like they would GPS systems so they research which is the best system of religion to follow to reach the destination they want. I think this helps to explain why we have so many religions in this world today and consequently so many “gods” that people follow. I am not an expert in GPS systems, nor am I knowledgeable about every system of religion in the world. But I have found the one road map to the eternal destination that will satisfy any person’s spiritual nature and it will lead them to God Himself. And since mankind gets confused concerning directions to the final desired ultimate destination God has mapped out one route and one route only. If you follow His simple directions you are guaranteed a successful conclusion to your route.
The GPS system, or road map, is of course the Bible, God’s guidebook for mankind. Today, it is in most of the languages of the world, and through electronic media available to most of the world. God has in this book placed one of the most amazing statements regarding directions to get from earth to the presence of God Himself that has ever been given to mankind. Jesus had a discussion with His disciples on this very topic, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that 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.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I AM THE WAY AND THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE. (Note: caps mine) No one comes to the Father except through me,” (John 14:1-6 NIV). Thomas like a lot of people in the world was a little confused on certain facts about where Jesus was going and how Thomas and the Disciples would get there. Jesus made that crystal clear to them and to us today. There is only one pathway to heaven, the Father’s house, and that is through Jesus Christ. All the TRUTH about this we find in Jesus. The life we desire for eternity is found in LIFE itself, the Lord Jesus Christ. How do you get there from here? Through Jesus.