I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. --John 14:6
There`s been a lot of construction around here lately---at the Castle, on the roads.
Workers waving flags and directing pedestrians where to go.
I came upon one such worker who waved his flags and indicated the sidewalk was blocked.
He smiled and said in English,
"No way"There was no way through that street, and what he wanted to tell me was that we had to find another route to get where we needed to go. But the way he said `No way` he seemed to be playing with me by using this phrase in English. Note, that it is very unusual in our small Japan city that a construction worker would use English. It gave the scene a kind of Holy Spirited feel.*
I was feeling particularly confident that morning anyway and even a little giddy and light-hearted, as the LORD had met me on something and set me free in a matter I had been struggling with.
So in my confidence, I responded and said,
" There is a Way "He seemed curious so I continued, in very clear English.
"There is a WAY, and a Truth, and a Life. Only one way, one truth, and I know what it is," I said.His face was lit up and seemed to be enjoying this.
"What, what is it?"And I said, with an even bigger smile than his,
YeshuaAgain he smiled, his face lit up and, hearing the name Yeshua, he said,
"Yes, sure!"I agreed, Yes, Yes.
Yeshua.He repeated the Name, and waved his flags.
I waved too, praised God, and rode
*PS photos are illustration only, they are not the actual place or person who I encountered. As you know from other posts, when I get into those encounters of the spirit, it is advisable not to take a picture. It is advisable in those times to remain in the experience. These photos are from the Challah and Cherry Blossoms archives.