John 14:6 Jesus answered Thomas saying, “I AM the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
I love the disciples and the way they are openly portrayed in Scripture. Thomas seems to speaking for the group in asking a logical question of Jesus. Jesus speaks of his Father’s house and that he is going there to prepare a place for you. Ok, fine; but then Jesus says that you know the way to the place. Huh? How can I? I don’t know where your Father lives. How can I know the way to your Father’s house?
Smartphones are great. There is an app that acts like a GPS system for your car. All you need to do is type in the street number and name to find directions to that home. Road by road and turn by turn the system lays out the shortest way to the home. It is great help when we travel. But without one piece of information, the GPS system is useless. You have to know where the place is with the street address, what town, or state or country. Thomas’ question is logical and merited. How can we know the way with the information he had to that point?
Jesus gives us the missing information. He is the way. He is the destination and he is the route. In Jesus we find the road to travel to get to the place where he is today. In Jesus we find our destination, now and in the future. In Jesus is all the truth and the life we are seeking in this world. It is in Jesus that we journey through life. Along this journey to Jesus we find personal meaning, self-worth, purpose and a future.