Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me.
We could never rejoice in this His way, if He merely stood in the way as a sign post, or went before us as a Guide. God be praised, our Jesus is not only Counsellor, but mighty as well; and not mighty only, but Mighty God! (Isaiah 9:6). If He is as a sign post, He is one with living arms; for He receives us to Himself, from His Cross He draws us up to Himself, He lifts us upon His shoulders; in short, He is Himself the way, the new living way, which, like a full flowing river, bears along our little hark, and brings it to the ocean of a blissful eternity. Conrad Rieger sets before us Jesus as the way, thus: "Where is the man who will give himself to another to be his way? If the king could not cross over a dyke, and were to say to one of you, 'Lay thyself in this dyke to make a bridge that I may cross over upon thee,' where is the meanest subject in the land who would consent to do it? But what no man would like to do for another, that Jesus does for us all."
(R. Besser, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.