In the Gospel of John alone, Jesus says, or is quoted as saying, “I am” 45 times! Which ending to that statement comes to your mind first? Here are the 7 most famous endings to that phrase. Read them as a family and ask, which is most meaningful to you right now?
I am the Light of the World (John 8:12; 9:5) Jesus reveals God to us; helps us to see and know God. Jesus is there for the whole world not to live in darkness.
I am the Good Shepherd (John 10:11-14) Jesus takes care of us. Jesus protects us, guides, and helps us, especially when we most need his help.
I am the Bread of Life (John 6:35) Jesus sustains us spiritually. We do not need to look anywhere else for our spiritual nourishment.
I am the True Vine (John 15:1-5) Jesus shares his very self with us, his vitality and strength, when we remain with him. With Jesus we can do all God wants us to do.
I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6) Jesus drives away confusion and despair for us. When we follow Jesus we live in truth.
I am the Gate for the Sheep (John 10:7) Jesus brings us where we cannot go on our own. He opens the door to the Kingdom of God for us.
I am the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25) Jesus is the reason for our hope, and our joy. In Jesus we find fullness of life.
At our Family Program we prayed with these I am statements. You can find the prayer here.
And, since it was our last Family Program, we shared a video with the responses families sent in answering the same question we asked at the beginning of the year; "What does the Bible mean to you?"