John 14: 1
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God[a]; trust also in me. 2In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3And 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. 4You know the way to the place where I am going.”
6Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7If you really knew me, you would know[b] my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
This is painful but encouraging. I come from a pretty smart and strong willed family, and being the 2nd youngest I got shot down alot…a LOT. I also tend to be a peacemaker, confrontation isn’t my first choice. I would rather just listen for a while, watch what happens and see if I can’t pick it up, rather than actually ASKING a question. Don’t get me wrong. I have learned to ask questions, but my default is to hang loose and see what shakes down. So as Phillip asks this question, basically telling Jesus he is wrong, I wince. Literally. ouch. I don’t want to be THAT person. But Jesus doesn’t ridicule, doesn’t roll his eyes. He answers – “I am the way….” I like Jesus.
Jesus, thank you for your patience. Thank you that life is not a competition. It’s not about who knows more faster. It’s about loving you. Relationship with you. Peace and faith in your love for me. Whether I ‘get it’ or not. I love you Jesus.