“I will come back again and take you to myself, so that where I am you also may be. Where I am going you know the way.”
– The Gospel of John
When I read these words, I pictured a large mansion where the dwelling places would be prepared for us, as the reading talks about further on.
But then another image came to mind.
Where is this dwelling place that we always know the way to? Where is it always prepared for our arrival?
For our family, it was where Mom is, anxiously preparing for our arrival, always hoping for a homecoming event.
I watch my wife do this same thing when our children come and I marvel at this endless capacity to be welcoming.
Now imagine if that was what was being said in this conversation about the many dwelling places set for us? I think it was exactly what was being said.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the loving mothers who set the table, prepare the rooms and welcome us as if we had never been gone. You know the way home. It’s always there.