Jesus has a heart-to-heart talk with His disciples on the evening before His death. He talks about the future and encourages them to stay on course. He also gives them a little sneak peek of heaven. He says that there is plenty of room up there; He is going to prepare 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. The Lord 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 (John 14:4-5 The Living Bible):
(Jesus said) “And you know where I am going and how to get there.”
“No, we don’t,” Thomas said. “We haven’t any idea where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
This is when Jesus utters His famous statement, which precisely answers the question at hand (John 14:6):
“I am the way and the truth and the life.”
Despite all our discoveries and advancements, human nature has not changed very much; still today, truth can walk right in front of us while going completely unnoticed.
God is mysterious. The key to unlocking the mystery is finding out who Jesus is. By getting acquainted with the Lord and looking at His way of life we study the road-map to heaven. His way of life is basically love in action – no broken life goes unnoticed. Jesus loves indiscriminately, with total abandon, and absolutely no strings attached.
When we follow Jesus we live in His kingdom in the here and now. In a sense we have arrived and are already home.