After a Jewish couple got engaged the groom-to-be would return to his father’s house to build a room on the side of the house for his soon to be bride. When the room was finally finished the marriage ceremony would take place. After the wedding the groom would collect his bride and return to the new room in his father’s house where they would consummate the marriage.
Jesus deliberately uses the language of a marriage when he is telling his disciples about eternity. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 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. The church is the bride of Christ and one day Jesus will return to collect all of those who believe to be with him forever in the rooms he has made in his Father’s House.
- Jesus says (v6) that he is the way to the Father not a way. What do you make of that statement?
- We often want God to just show himself so that we can believe in Him. How did Jesus answer the disciples when they asked the same question?
- Can we really ask for anything in Jesus’ name or is there a context to be understood? (v14)
May we have the faith to believe in Jesus as the only way to God the Father.