John 14:1-6 - ”Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.2In 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. 3And 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. 4You know the way to the place where I am going.” 5Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” 6Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
“Heaven is a wonderful place, filled with glory and grace. I’m going to see my Savior’s face! Heaven is a wonderful place!” The words of this praise song capture the essential truth of why Heaven is a wonderful place. Heaven is a wonderful place because we will see our Savior face to face and be with Him forever! This is the sure hope of every true believer. The Bible doesn’t tell us everything about Heaven, but it certainly gives us enough information to show us how to get to Heaven, and to excite us about being there! You can’t find more clear and concise directions on how to get to Heaven than the words of our Lord Jesus found in John 14:6. Thomas, one of our Lord’s disciples, had specifically asked Jesus the way to Heaven. The Lord responded, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father but by Me.” This one statement of truth eliminates all other world “religions” and philosophies, and all man-made constructs of the way to heaven. If any person anywhere in the world is truly seeking the truth and the way to heaven and eternal life, God will in some way lead that person step by step to Himself. And Romans 1:20 leaves no doubt that God has given everyone enough evidence of Himself in creation so that no one has an excuse not to respond to the one true God. In addition to clearly showing us the way to Heaven, the first few verses of John 14 should excite us about being in Heaven. After considering the background for this passage of Scripture, we’ll look at three truths the Lord revealed about Heaven and why it is such a wonderful place.