Wisdom to Understand
“Behold, I am with you, and will keep you
in all places wherever you go.”
When the Lord Jesus uttered His words of comfort in the first few verses of John's Gospel chapter 14, He concluded with, "And where I go you know, and the way you know” (John 14:4), Thomas said unto Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?” (John 14:5). Jesus answered him with a statement which has in it the ring of eternity. It was sublimely simple and yet profoundly deep. Its meaning was clear to all, and yet the great theologians have never completely sounded its mighty depths. This is that statement, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6).
In one majestic statement, these words silenced Thomas’ questioning tongue and brought reassurance and peace to the hearts of the other disciples. Within the wonder of that authoritative sentence from the lips of the Son of God, there was enough comfort to pacify the sufferings of the tormented, enough wisdom to satisfy those who yearned for understanding, and enough power to set the great Christian movement in motion.
Father, Knowing You are with me is all the comfort I need, In Jesus Mighty name. Amen.