It seems as though our culture is overrun with signs. Billboards are all along the highways and some are digital, enabling the billboard owner to multiple “signs” displayed for all to see.
Some signs are humorous. There is a van for a lock and key company which has, along the bottom of their vehicle, the statement “Cheer up it can always be worse.”
Some signs are informational.
Some signs are confusing even though they have been in use for over 60 years.
(For a video on how this roundabout works, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OGvj7GZSIo.)
Other signs are rather straightforward.
Hats Boot Co. sign in Nashville, Tennessee
There is another sign on the highways that we have no difficulty following, because we know that an accident will surely occur if we disobey its warning.
No matter what your language may be, when you see the arrow going in a certain direction, you understand that such direction is the only correct one.
In the Bible, Jesus tells His disciples that He will be leaving them very soon. John chapter 14 details this conversation between Jesus and his closest friends:
“”Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
How many ways are there to God the Father? Just one – belief in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Just as the One-Way sign points to the correct direction to be followed on the highway to avoid disaster or death in an accident, Scripture details the one way to avoid disaster and eternal death. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and His atoning work on the cross for our salvation. He said it clearly – “I am THE way”. He did not say “I am A way” as if there were more than one option.
“And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
Signs – they are helpful, instructive, humorous, and some remind us of eternal consequences.
I pray that if you have not sought the Lord, please do so now. Scripture has told us everything that we need to obtain eternal life. Now is the day of salvation. Now is the time to go the right direction on that narrow road to salvation.
Father, I pray that those who read this missive would be touched by Your Spirit. If they are already believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, may their faith be renewed, and their spirit be encouraged by these words. If the reader is not already a believer in our Lord, I pray that Your Spirit would quicken their heart and that they would realize their need for the Savior.