The Bible is such an interesting piece of literature.
It is surprising to me that more people do not read it simply because of the stories and the moral foundations the Bible builds upon.
An example of an interesting event is the ascension of Christ.
What if he had just disappeared after the resurrection?
What if he had said, “Fellas, ladies, I will see you later this afternoon.”
And they did not see nor hear from him again.
It had only been three years since he began teaching in the synagogue.
They hardly knew him and there was so much more to discover.
What if he had just disappeared?
Why would be do that?
Their faith in him would have been dashed.
Their minds would have reeled with wild imaginations of far fetched fantasies.
Maybe everything he said was not true at all.
However, Christ did not do that.
He stressed to them, even before his death, that he would soon go away, and would return.
It was the advance notice that Christ gave to those closest to him that I can appreciate most.
It gave them time to prepare, to take it all in, to process all that had happened in the past three years.
They reminded each other of what he had previously told them, that he would not abandon them.
They recounted the moment when he comforted them and told them to not be troubled in their heart.
They reflected on the miracles, the blind man, the demoniac, the dead who were brought to life, the deaf, the crippled.
All these memories came rushing back.
Yet Thomas said, “We have no idea where you are going.”
Each of us have a little Thomas in us.
Where are you God?
Why does it feel like you have left us?
How can we know where you are going?
The path of the passionate pursuit of God.
Maybe Thomas, after Christ ascended, sat alone, left to question his own sanity.
However, the words he could not discount were these.
“I am going to prepare a place for you. When everything is ready I will come and get you.” John 14:3