How Do I Know the Way?
You say I know the way to the place where you are. But Lord, I do not know where you are going, So how will I know the way?
Lord I cannot see it is very dark. I do not understand how to find my way. It seems very disheartening.
I am disillusioned and overwhelmed with desperation to find you.
I want to see the way .
I want to recognize the truth
I want to experience your life.
I am desperate to be familiar with you,
to feel at home with you,
to be unconstrained with you.
I come to you
I am with you now
I am in you, and you in me
The way to where I am is inside you.
Know that where I end and you begin is indefinable because we are one.
This is the way I have always wanted us to live.
I want you to know me and experience me.
Now my longing and passion has been fulfilled by the power of our father, as he has resurrected you with me.
Now you are where I am and that is found within you.
We are eternally intertwined and never to be separated.
I am the way as you walk this life. You know the way by passing time with me
My life and peace I have given to you to know the way.
Where my life is, there will be peace.
Have faith IN me dear one,
If you will trust me, trust my spirit within you,
I will see that you get where I would have you to go:
I AM THE WAY
I will see that you come to know all that is necessary
to realize the purposes Of our Father:
I AM THE TRUTH
I will see that you do not collapse from pressures of this life but triumph:
I AM THE LIFE
Because I live, you live also.
You know the way to the place where I am going. Thomas said to Him, Lord, We do not know where you are going? So how can we know the way? 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 you have seen him.
I found these verses to be very comforting. Sometimes it can seem like the way to go is unknown and out of reach. I like the question Thomas poses to Christ. His question expresses his desperation to be with Christ where ever he is going. He is also bewildered to hear Christ say, you already know the way. He is not really sure that is true, sticking to his doubting nature. But Thomas has spent much time with this MAN. Thomas was still thinking of a physical locality but the Lord was trying to show him something more. Christ was showing him the Way is a person. Since you know me, you know the way and since you know me, you know the truth and since you know me, you know the life. The way, truth and life are just synonyms of Christ. You come to know the way, the truth, the life by passing time with him. Walking and talking to him. Christ is IN you. The Way, the TRUTH, the LIFE is IN you. Not only that, there is no other place he would rather be.
I use to see Christ and myself as two separate people walking side by side. Just like he did in the days of disciples. When we walked and talked he was right next to me. Then I came to realize the I was literally IN Christ himself. Then the picture I had was like a person within a person. As if you just place me inside of HIM. I could see where I ended and he started. But now I have came to realize how one He has made all of us. Where He ends and we begin is indefinable. The lines are blurred in a since, if there are any lines at all. Coming to understand this, only a tiny bit more, has come from spending time with Christ who is within me and within my brothers and sisters. I am sure what Thomas came to realize as well was that Christ was going to literally be inside of his body forever fellowshiping with Thomas, as he had always done when HE was in fleshly form. I am glad Thomas asked the question just so we could hear Christ’s comforting answer. Since you know me, you know the way, truth and the life.