Jesus told His disciples: “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? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. And you know the way to where I am going.” (John 14:2-4) (NLT).
There is room for each and every one of us in our Father’s house. He offers each of us a place, a purpose, and a position of eternal significance in His Kingdom! “Come one, come all,” He calls.
The only thing required of us is to do what all of us naturally and instinctively do when we travel somewhere: Follow the prepared way — the predesigned route — to our destination. Today, most of us use MapQuest, a Garmin, or some other GPS device to guide us to our destination. Jesus is the divine equivalent of the predesigned road systems that enable us to reach our travel destinations. And He also is the spiritual analog of the GPS devices that guide us to those destinations!
In John 14:6 (NLT), Jesus says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” In other words, Jesus is The Way to our final terminus. He is the Divine Road that leads to Heaven — there is no other path, there is no other way! Pretty straightforward! And His travel directions are equally elementary: “Follow Me,” He says. “Follow The Way!” (Cf. Matthew 9:9; John 14:6).
The roadway to heaven is a person, Jesus Christ; it’s not a constellation of rules, regulations, and rituals. Our directions simply are to place our faith in the Way, Jesus, and follow Him all the way to our final destination, our heavenly abode. That God has designed such a simple path (and such simple directions) to His heavenly Kingdom is yet another testament to His unfathomable love for us. The road may be narrow, but the Way is clear.
I am on The Way! I am headed Home. I know my Heavenly Father will have a radiant residence for me and for anyone else on the same journey. Right now, I’m looking for some more travel companions. Anyone interested in joining me on this glorious journey? . . . Anyone?