For the believer, it is exciting to know that since Jesus left after his resurrection, he has been preparing for our time to join him. The disciples had just been given a very difficult message. In the midst of their fear and sadness, Jesus knew they needed hope. So Jesus took time to reassure the disciples that this was the journey, not the destination.
It is difficult to remember the end game is heaven. We live our life each day, trying to both please God and to fit in this world’s scheme. God knew that. He wanted to make sure we had hope to cling to on the toughest of days, Remember, Jesus mission was two-fold, 1) Reveal the true character of God and 2) Give his life for our sin. Jesus wanted the disciples to remember that this journey no matter how difficult, ended with him in heaven. He also made it clear that HE was the way the truth and the life—not the world scheme, not some religious leader’s onerous rules and regulations.
Still to this day, Jesus still is the way. He is still committed to the preparation of an eternal life of peace and joy for each of us. While difficult, We must trust that this journey is simply the preparation to an eternity with him in a place that the most creative God could imagine. Words will never be able to describe the utter beauty and wonder in store for his chosen. That is why no matter how difficult the journey seems, we must press on toward the end–which is him.
God Bless You
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.
My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
You know the way to the place where I am going.”
Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.