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You may not know this, but I grew up in Baltimore Maryland. At that time the Colts still played in Baltimore and the Orioles used to occasionally win a World Series. Then, I ended up in Southern California for a while, about the time a fellow called Magic Johnson started playing for the Lakers.
Anyway, the point is not about sports, just that I got used to crowded living, busy roads and big cities. Back then I never expected to meet friends at the grocery store, now I go in to pick up a gallon of milk and plan to spend 30 minutes just visiting. I went to high school with over 2,000 other kids and just got used to crowded classrooms and hallways. I didn’t know three quarters of my graduating class, let alone everyone in the school. Here our young men and women form friendships that will last a lifetime.
I also grew up with one way signs. Without them a big city just becomes one big traffic jam. One way signs give direction and keep things moving even when the roads are crowded. We don’t really need one way signs here. Even at rush hour you may only have 6 or 10 cars in front of you in downtown Taylorsville, maybe a few more in Elk Creek.
The thing about one way signs is that they make it clear which way you need to go. That big arrow points the way. About 2,000 years ago Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me” (John 14:6 NIV). That is our one way sign for living here and for eternity.
It isn’t very popular today to talk about Jesus being the only way. But just like on a busy street, to ignore the one way sign is dangerous.
If you end up ignoring those signs you end up headed for a car wreck. When I look around I see people headed for the most horrible crash of all, to be separated from God and good forever because they ignored Jesus.
The question that we get asked in the end is not “Where did you grow up?” It is “Who do you trust?” The road to heaven really is one way.
I pray you will follow the way, know the truth, and experience life in Christ.