Every single service of witness to the resurrection I use this Scripture. For those of you who don’t know that is another term for funeral. The vision of God having prepared for each one of us a room in His mansion, is very soothing and comforting. It is the vision that Jesus leaves with his disciples right before he tells them that he will be going away, and they cannot follow him. Remember doubting Thomas? He asks Jesus the question of where exactly is he going and how are we able to go with him? It is here where Jesus responds with what is arguably one of the most famous verses in all of Scripture: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
No one comes to God the Creator except through Jesus. No one comes to God the Father except through Jesus. No one comes to God the Holy Spirit except through Jesus. Jesus is able to assure his disciples that He will leave his disciples the Advocate, the great Comforter. This evening, this Good Friday evening reminds us that it is Good because Jesus was able to do all that we need in order to have eternal life.