I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. John 14:6
Jesus made these bold claims – saying that as this human man, He not only knew God, but that He was God, both statements with incredible weight, then and now.
It was a big deal then because those statements upset the religious leaders of His day so much that they killed Him. But is it still a big deal today? In our modern culture, as we go to work and school and raise kids and pay bills, just trying to keep up, does His claim still matter?
It still matters because God, the creator of the universe, has a purpose for you and for your life. He is a good God that loves you and wants to help you. Because of that, His plan is better than your plan, and Jesus’ coming as a man, claiming to both know and be God, is a part of that plan. Through His death on the cross, and his coming back to life, He once and for all – then and now and in the future – covers all of what we’ve done wrong with all of what He did right. It’s about what He did.
And because of that? You don’t have to understand everything. Or get it right all of the time. Or get it right part of the time. Or match up to some list of standards. We just follow Jesus.