The Fuel We Need

This morning, our family enjoyed a wonderful church service in our living room. We took communion as a family together with our online virtual church family. What a special time!

The pastor preached on such a wonderful passage of scripture. It’s John 14:6, perhaps the most important thing we could think about today.

Here Jesus says this: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” I also love the verses that follow that truly provide the basis for Christian belief. Jesus says, “If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”

Philip, of course, says, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” Then Jesus says this in verse 9: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.”

Jesus is the way the truth and the life. He is the exact representation of God. When we look at Him, we see the Father as well. This is all I need to know.

The pastor quoted a part of C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity I had forgotten and I now treasure when I think of Jesus’s words in John 14. Lewis famously states:

“Now God designed the human machine to run on Himself. He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn, or the food our spirits were designed to feed on. There is no other. That is why it is just no good asking God to make us happy in our own way without bothering about religion. God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there.”

God is the fuel and the food we were designed to run on. We have no happiness and peace apart from Jesus.

I took communion with my family and worshipped Jesus afresh.

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