“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. And you know the way to the place where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?”Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you know me, you will know my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”
In the centuries before the Common Era, the Jewish people had long awaited the promised Messiah. The Messiah was heralded by the Hebrew prophets by great and glorious names: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Prince of Peace, Everlasting Father, Holy One, Lamb of God, Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Root of David, Lord God Almighty, Word of Life, Author and Finisher of our Faith, Advocate, Dayspring, Lord of All, Shepherd and Bishop of Souls, The Truth, Chief Cornerstone, Righteous Judge, Light of the World, Morning Star, Sun of Righteousness, Chief Shepherd, Resurrection and the Life, Horn of Salvation, Governor, The Alpha and Omega, The Way, The Savior of the World, King of Kings, Son of God. This was the promised Messiah.