Way

Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.  John 14:5-6
 
This is one of only three places in the Gospels where Thomas is mentioned apart from a mere listing of the twelve disciples (see John 11:16; 20:24-29). The context of these two verses shows that Thomas was puzzled by Jesus’ statement that He would leave His disciples soon after his death, resurrection, and ascension (see John 14:1-4).
 
Thomas wanted to know how he and the other disciples could find their way to Jesus after He left. Jesus replied in spiritual terms, assuring him that He was the only Way to their eternal reward, and that Thomas didn’t need to know all the details about this destination or how to get there.
 
This conversation between Jesus and Thomas provides a valuable lesson for modern Christians. Sometimes our curiosity about heaven takes our eyes off the One who has promised to take us there. We wonder where heaven will be. What will our resurrected bodies look like? Will we know our family members and friends? Will heaven’s streets be paved with literal gold?
 
The truth is that we don’t know the answers to any of these questions. But we do have a grasp of the most important thing: Jesus is the only Way to that wonderful place. He knows the way there, and we know Him as the Way. So we can relax, put away our road maps, and leave the driving to Him.