Jesus says in John 14:6, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
On Saturday, Stan "The Man" Musial passed away at the age of 92. I wasn't old enough to see him play, but my dad and my Uncle Jack would tell me stories about him. He will continue to be known as one of baseball's greatest hitters. In 22 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals, Musial had a .331 career batting average, hit 475 home runs, and made the All-Star team 24 times (baseball held two All-Star games during a few summers). He was part of three world series championship teams, and he was also a three-time MVP. Not only were his baseball stats phenomenal, but also he was known as a phenomenal man. Even opposing ballpark crowds had a hard time booing Stan "The Man." He was well-liked everywhere he went. There is nothing wrong with working hard and winning accolades. There is certainly nothing wrong with being a nice person (I think the world could use quite a few more of them). However, you can win all the accolades there are to win and you can be the nicest, most well-liked person on the planet, but that doesn't get you brownie points with God. Many people think there are many different ways to get to God. Many people think there are many different truths to believe in. Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." There is only one way to get to God, and He is the way and the truth and the life. His name is Jesus. I don't know about Stan Musial's spiritual life, the decision he made whether to accept Jesus or reject Him. And even though all those stats are phenomenal and even though he was a phenomenal man, it's what he did with Jesus that really matters. What will you do with Jesus?