Monday, February 6, 2017

Meeting in the Meadow: Jesus, Our Only Option - Part 1

Jesus, Our Only Option - Part 1
-Roy Lessin
When you desire cold cereal for breakfast you can go to the grocery store and walk down an aisle that is stocked, from top to bottom, with every kind of cereal your taste buds could crave. If you want to buy a new house you can spend weeks or even months house hunting and considering all the choices that are available to you.
Even though we like variety and are thankful for all the options that present themselves to us in life, there are times when the options before us bring frustration and confusion. We want to get the best value and make the best choice. Often, we seek out reviews and the opinions of others before we make our decisions.
Clearly some choices are much more important than others. It is one thing to decide which box of cereal to eat; it is quite another thing to decide which college to attend, which career to pursue, or which person to marry.
Thankfully, when it comes to the most important decision in life, God has made it very simple for us. He does not present to us a “supermarket” of spiritual paths that we may choose in order to know and follow Him. He does not say to us, “Go down this aisle and look over all the spiritual options I have given you and then pick the one that suits you best.”
Our decision to know and follow God is so important that He has presented us with only one option. Every road sign God has made points to one person; every message God has spoken proclaims one name; every view God shows us of Himself reveals one face.
This moment, for you, Jesus Christ is God’s only option.
Jesus said to him, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me. John 14:6 AMPC

©2017, 2009 Roy Lessin, used with permission.