You missed the train. Got that feeling in mind? You failed the exam. Got that feeling in mind? You went for the lottery – you were one number short.
Miss, lose, fail, fall short?
Hurt, rejected, guilty, condemned…?
Got those feelings in mind?
We then search for a reason not to feel this way.
We want to be released from these feelings.
I am the Way the Truth and the Life – the only ultimate ‘reason’ that will release us from these feelings with 100 per cent certainty and legitimacy.
We won’t miss eternal life. We won’t lose our life. We won’t fail to reach the eternal destination of bliss. We are reckoned – no longer to have missed the mark, or to have fallen short. All pain and hurt is removed. We are accepted in the Beloved (Eph. 1/6). Our guilt has been removed. We are no longer condemned.
The ultimate authority has provided a way – we can receive this salvation as a free gift.
9 Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10 When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?”
11 She said, “No one, Lord.”
And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”