As Jesus prepared His disciples for His absence, He also offered them a promise: They would not be alone, He’s coming back, and they will be with Him again. He also offered a decisive claim about who He is: the way, the truth, and the life, and no one comes to the Father except through Him. He’s not one path to the Father, He’s the only way any person can ever be reconciled to God. Regardless how unpopular or controversial that stance was, Jesus loved His disciples too much to let them think any other path would lead them to eternal life with God.
Jesus offers that same comfort and reassurance to you. He’s preparing a place for you in His Father’s house. And He gave you the map, the directions, and the guide. You need only to follow Him. It might not be popular or convenient, but in the end, you’ll experience life in the fullest way possible and live in a deep and meaningful relationship with God through the heartache of earth and through the hope of heaven.