The Way,
The Truth,
The Life

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way,
the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Amid the crying and the weeping,
A single thought comes surely creeping
That only things eternal truly last;
And so man turns to shrines and "-isms",
Binding himself in Satan's prisons,
Hoping for some peace when life is past.

But still their lives are filled with sorrow,
With nothing better than "tomorrow"
To ease the sin-sick burden of "today."
They gladly take the devil's token,
Yet they find the promise broken
Long before the price is fully paid.

But there stands one Way eternal,
To rescue man from paths infernal,
Brining him to God and heaven and light.
There is one Truth that answers clearly,
All the questions worn and weary,
With an answer that is always right.

There is one Life, so freely given
That the veil was fully riven
'Tween the soul of man and God's own face.
There is one Christ, one Lord, one Saviour,
Standing as the Mediator,
Between a holy God and Adam's race.

Jesus Christ as God incarnate,
Dressed in man's own humble garment,
Paid sin's debt, its bond-slaves to relieve;
From th' eternal fear of dying,
From death's misery and sighing;
This God's gift to all who will receive.

By Mary E. Van Nattan

1Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator
between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave
he power to become the sons of God, even to them
that believe on his name: 13 Which were born,
not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh,
nor of the will of man, but of God.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift
of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.


background & graphics by Mary Stephens
Written Aug, 2005
CA; updated 2019