saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto
the Father, but by me. John 14:6.
that we who are pilgrims and strangers in this foreign country . . . might
comprehend Christ, the way, the truth, and the life. He says, “No man
cometh unto the Father, but by me.” The path He has marked out is so
plain and distinct that the veriest sinner, loaded with guilt, need not miss
his way. Not one trembling seeker need fail of finding the true path, and
of walking in pure and holy light, for Jesus leads the way.
The path is so narrow, so holy, that sin cannot be tolerated therein, yet
access to the path has been made for all, and not one desponding, doubting,
trembling soul needs to say, “God cares nought for me.” Every
soul is precious in His sight. . . . When Satan was triumphing as the prince
of the world, when he claimed the world as his kingdom, when we were all marred
and corrupted with sin, God sent His messenger from heaven, even His only
begotten Son, to proclaim to all the inhabitants of the world, “I have
found a ransom. I have made a way of escape for all the perishing. I have
your emancipation papers provided for you, sealed by the Lord of heaven and
earth.” . . .
It is not because there is any flaw in the title which has been purchased
for you that you do not accept it. It is not because the mercy, the grace,
the love of the Father and the Son is not ample, and has not been freely bestowed,
that you do not rejoice in pardoning love. . . . If you are lost, it will
be because you will not come unto Christ that you might have life.
God waits to bestow the blessing of forgiveness of sins, of pardon for iniquity,
of the gift of righteousness upon all who will believe in His love, and accept
of His salvation. Christ is ready to say to the repenting sinner, “.
. . Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee. . . .” Zech.
3:4-7. Christ is the connecting link between God and man. The blood of Jesus
Christ is the eloquent plea that speaks in behalf of sinners.
Devotional: Our Father Cares, pp. 91, 92.