And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” John 14:3-7
How do I get there? If you’ve ever asked this question, you most likely experienced an emotional gamut. There are a few different movements when you become aware that you’re not aware. First, the realization that there is someplace to go. This can be exciting and challenge at the same time. Think skydiving. Second, most men feel a bit of uncertainty. The first time you do a brake job on your car, you know what the outcome should be, but the process may leave you wondering. Last, panic is not ruled out when the urgency and uncertainty are bearing down.
The disciples had to be a little unnerved in this moment. Jesus conveyed urgency in that He was going somewhere and His men should know how to get there. Thomas was pretty honest here, exclaiming he didn’t have any idea how to get there. What is the way? The Way came, and the Way went. That Way is Jesus. He is both the direction and the destination. Orient yourself not in a physical way like Thomas did, but let Jesus be the ultimate point of reference.
DO THIS TODAY: Start thinking about Jesus as the direction and destination.