1 "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God ; trust also in me.
2 In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
4 You know the way to the place where I am going."
5 Thomas said to him, "Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?"
6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
7 If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him."
8 Philip said, "Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us."
9 Jesus answered: "Don't you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'?
10 Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.
11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves.
12 I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father.
14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
Even though words are a powerful medium of communication, we cannot express fully what God is like. We can't understand God's wisdom, his power, his humility etc. But God wants us to understand him. His desire for us to understand him is so great that he sent 'A life', someone divine, so that we could get a better understanding of God at a deeper level.
Two thousand years ago a life came down to us from heaven and lived among us. We then could understand what love is when people saw him saying 'Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing'( Luke 23:34). Now when we reflect on the word 'God' we need not rely on our imagination. The nature of God has been uncovered in human terms through Jesus. As Jesus reveals in v9 'anyone who has seen me has seen the Father'. The way to God is 'only Jesus'.
Thank God for Jesus and the special place he has for all the faithful ones in heaven.