John 14:1-7New International Version (NIV) Jesus Comforts His Disciples
14 “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.”
Jesus the Way to the Father
5 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.”
My heart has been heavy this week, knowing that I’m going to two separate funeral services this weekend. But thinking that these 2 beautiful people who once graced this world, are now in heaven with our Father, really does relieve that tension.
I struggle with these types of services because I usually don’t know what to say, but this passage gives me so much peace and comfort going into this weekend. I may not have the words, but God will provide them when it’s necessary. One thing that I do know is that God knows these two, and He loved them so much that He has created a place for them for eternity. THAT’S comfort!
I can look at this passage and see that Jesus had prepared a way for these two individuals in the same way that He is preparing a place for all of us who believe in Him. And there’s no mistaking that statement! Jesus is VERY clear about this “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (vs 6).
I wouldn't have it any other way.
Hello Father, thank You for comforting those who are hurting and troubled. Thank You for never leaving us when we are feeling lonely and needing a friend. Thank You for knowing us and preparing a place for us to come live forever. You have given so much, and we are excited to see You one day. In Your name we pray, Amen.