The most quoted verse from this passage is verse 6, but as I took a closer look at the verses before and after it, I realized the message was even more powerful.
“’Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.2 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? 3 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. 4 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?’
6 Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.’” – John 14:1-7
Jesus describes heaven to his disciples. Very few passages in Scripture do this. Jesus then provides an opening for the conversation to make a powerful connection.
Thomas asks a valid question. I think it’s a question I would ask as well. I’m the one who gets directions for a project and still says, “But, I don’t understand.”
Jesus is all of these things?
The Way – The path to God
The path to God is the road to Calvary.
The Truth – He and his message are what we are to believe
The message is of God’s unconditional love and promise of a Savior to die for our sins.
The life -We get to spend eternal life with Him.
Eternal life is what we receive when this earthly life ends because we have believe in the way and the truth.
In a world where truth is becoming more relative, we just need to look to Jesus and we’ve got all the truth we need.