The Lynchpin

The Lynchpin

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

The dictionary defines the word lynchpin as “the person or thing that serves as the essential element in a complicated or delicate structure – the one thing that holds everything together”. You’ve probably had “lynchpin” experiences in your life. It might have been a project at work which was full of potential, but because you lacked one key element, it fell apart. The same can happen with people. There are situations in which one person does make all the difference. Remove that individual from the scene, and the group effort grinds to a halt.

What’s the lynchpin in your life? What’s holding everything together?

When it comes to Christianity, without a doubt, the lynchpin is Jesus Christ. He literally holds everything together. Apart from him, even the Bible writers concede, there’s no reason to believe a good and loving God exists.

But Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. Who he is and what he has done for human beings will never change or diminish in importance. He is the cornerstone of God revealing himself to humans and humans knowing God on a personal basis. Take away Jesus, and there is little real hope for humanity.

What’s the lynchpin in your life? What’s holding everything together? Is it working? If you’re looking for an alternative, consider Jesus. He is the lynchpin, the cornerstone of your life you can depend on today and forever!


Lord Jesus Christ, you are my one and only Savior. I need the blessings you have set aside for me. Assure me that I am forgiven. Remind me that you promise eternal life in heaven with you. Give me a strong faith that always looks to you for these things.