March 5, 2019 – John 14:5-6

“No, we don’t know, Lord,” Thomas said. “We have no idea where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. John 14:5-6.

The first two verses of John 14 – “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?”   Jesus prepares his disciples for the time when He must leave them, with an invitation to His Father’s House.

The disciples walked with Jesus, watched Him heal the lame and the blind, feed the five thousand, and heard Jesus’ teaching.  Thomas wants more assurance.  His mind is clouded with doubt despite the words of Jesus, to trust God the Father, and Jesus, too. Trust is not a new understanding.  It is also found in Proverbs  3:5.  Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. 

Abraham followed God’s leading to go to far land.  Noah built an ark.   Daniel spent time in the lion’s den. Moses led the children for forty years in the wilderness, despite their cries, “Are we there yet?”

Trusting God brings us unclouded skies and clear days when we can see our pathway into forever.   He has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like Him, for we will see Him as He really is. I John 3:2b

If you had really known Me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know Him and have seen Him!” John 14:7.