John 14:6: “Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.”

Jesus had a heart-to-heart talk with His disciples before He died. He is mapping out the future for them, encouraging them to stay on course and giving them a little sneak peek of heaven. He says that there is plenty of room there; He is preparing a place for them, and, when everything is ready, Jesus will personally welcome them. Heaven is a real place, and there is an unmistakable way that leads there. Jesus is confident that His disciples know the way; His disciples on the other hand – not so much. Here is a snippet of the unfolding conversation between Jesus and His disciples:

Jesus: “When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. And you know the way to where I am going.”

Thomas: “No, we don’t know, Lord. We have no idea where you are going, so how can we know the way?”

This is when Jesus utters His famous statement: “I am the Way the Truth and the Life”, which precisely answers the question at hand. How come Jesus was so confident when His disciples were not? Here is the secret they were soon to discover: knowing Jesus equals knowing the Way!  Jesus’ way of life is basically love in action – no broken life goes unnoticed! Jesus loves indiscriminately, with total abandon, with no strings attached – and so do His followers. Interacting with Jesus on a daily basis, they are learning from His example as He walks with them, through highs and lows, all the way!

Dear Jesus, You walk with us and You talk with us on our way to Heaven.  May I say that this is quite the experience!  Thank You for the joy of knowing You.  I love You.

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