Jesus comforted his disciples saying, "In my Father’s house are many rooms."
Thomas said he did not know how to get there. He was speaking to the one who came from Heaven.
John 14:6 - 7 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”Hearing this, Philip wanted to see the Father. To this, Jesus answered that we don't have to wait to get to Heaven to know God, The Father.
The word "know" here means having a very intimate relationship.
Further, Jesus makes a wonderful promise:
John 14:12-14 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.Then Jesus said he will ask the Father, to send down another helper - The Holy Spirit, so that people are not left behind as orphans. If people love Jesus, and keeps his commands, then both he and the Father will make their home with them.
As a word of caution, Jesus mentioned two of our greatest spiritual enemies - the world and Satan.
This is a wonderful chapter.
The only person who ever claimed to have come down from Heaven, and said he's returning to heaven is Jesus Christ. Numerous times, he said if we follow him, we will get to heaven.
I know a little bit about Jesus by now - just a tiny bit (I think). While he is all powerful, Jesus has one major weakness - he cannot tell a lie. Whatever he speaks and spoke, happens to be the truth. Those of us who love truth will enjoy the companionship of Jesus in our day to day life. When Jesus says he knows the way to heaven, he means it 100%. He will make sure we reach there.
One thing that dawned to me is that, none of our religious leaders can guarantee a ticket to heaven - not even the ones whom we proclaim as saints. Nor do they know the way to heaven themselves. I fully and truly believe that only by following Jesus, one can arrive at the gates of Heaven. For that, we should be able to read, study and understand the road-map and guidance he provided - the one recorded in the Holy Scripture. Keep that in mind, and follow Jesus to arrive at our destination.
How wonderful it is, to know that someone is reading the word of God. There are lots and lots of rooms at Our Father's heavenly house.
Pay attention to that fabulous promise, which stems out of his overflowing abundant love for us. We humans make such statements only to those whom we love so intimately. Jesus said, "You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it." Faith is the central theme of this message as well.
Jesus made sure we were well taken care of. He entrusted us in those best hands - that of The Holy Spirit.