Life on the day of Life

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Life on the day of Life
[/caption] Jesus begins his final discourse with words of comfort. "There are many rooms in my Father's home, and I am going to prepare a place for you…When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. And you know where I am going and how to get there." (John 14:1 – 4, NLT) Jesus balanced the stark news, “I am going,” with the assurance, “you…know how to get  there.” Thomas speaks for the group in saying, “No, we don’t know. We don’t know where you are going or how to get there.” Jesus responds with a simple, but substantive promise, “I am the way.” The way isn’t an actionable plan; it’s a relational connection.  He is saying in no uncertain terms that the way to reconciliation to God is relational, not religious. "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6
Life on the day of Life
there is so much goodness in the above message. in the Easter story. when i hear somebody has a place for me and they are going first to prepare it something in my shoulders relaxes. i can take a deeper breath. someone somewhere has got me a spot, they are hooking me up. and apparently i know how to get there. and i love Thomas's response.. um... actually.. no i don't know where you are going..hablas ingles? and then the real Truth comes, You do know... it's Me. and i think, dang, i got it wrong again. it's that big. and that full and that nondescript. but still you are going ahead of me, for me. thank you. i'm trying to be unencumbered by the mundane to believe more fully on a more regular basis that i have the hook up and that that hook up is about relationship. and relationships require nurture, and this one is really, really worth it. Thank you Aunt Nanny for a lovely first Easter dress. [caption id="attachment_516" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="the sweet hannah's have their first easter egg hunt"]
Life on the day of Life
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Life on the day of Life