Don’t you love being able to take care of all kinds of business remotely, in addition to possibly working from home? Bill paying, grocery shopping, checking your kids’ grades, even making doctors’ appointments. It’s great!
But convenience comes with a cost, doesn’t it, like anything else? And, to me, the cost is the digital keys helping us live more efficiently with a plethora of passwords.
Dear Reader, how many passwords do you have? Are you like me and juggling so many that I had to write them down to keep them straight? I know: big security no-no.
I’ve been hacked a couple of times. Thankfully a couple of professionals who were vigilant and compassionate stepped in to help, and we eventually emerged unscathed…mostly. How sad that we’re forced to build fortresses of passwords to safeguard what’s important to us.
Our world also seems cluttered with keys or “passwords” to a better life. Invest in this stock, try that diet, drive this car, live in that neighborhood, go to this college… The list is endless.
Jesus was running out of time with his disciples. There was no time to waste brainstorming or collaborating on what was needed for eternal life. Jesus cut right to the chase, no guesswork, no security codes, no passwords, just one, and only one, way.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me…”
John 14:6 NIV
Our world has a gazillion competing voices touting a better life, through religion, wealth, intellect, fame, beauty… The world Jesus walked in was cluttered with gods, too. Jesus understands the clamor for our attention, our devotion, our hope.
Then and now, Jesus is very clear about the only way to eternal life with our Heavenly Father: choose Him, and choose life!