HOST: Ron House
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
This beautiful passage is one that is very familiar to us. It is a beautiful and hopeful promise of Jesus concerning His return and the eternal home that He is preparing for each of us. But consider for a moment the context of His words—the mood and tone of the upper room that night is somber and melancholy. Jesus has revealed the presence of a traitor among them and has then talked about going away. The apostles are confused, concerned, and probably visibly upset. His words, recorded in John 14, are meant to lift them up, to encourage them, to give them comfort and hope. His going away is not forever. It is only for a time, and it is for a great purpose. He is going to prepare a place for them. His desire is for them to be with Him forever, and He is going to make the way ready. Jesus’ words to His apostles are meant for us also. Just as He did for them, He wants all of us to be with Him for eternity. A home in heaven awaits all those who have come to the Father through Him. The way has been prepared. What a wonderful promise, full of hope and comfort!
How do we come to the Father through Christ?
Don’t forget to pray and have a great day!