In John 14:1-14 Jesus is talking to the disciples about His death, and he shares with them in verse one that our comfort comes from trusting His presence. In verses 2-3, we see that our comfort comes from trusting in the Lord’s preparation for us. And in verses 4-6 Jesus reminds us that our comfort comes from trusting His proclamation. He begins by sharing with his disciples in verse 4 that “Where I go you know, and the way you know.” From early in his ministry Jesus taught how he must die and be raised on the third day” (Matthew 16:21). This instruction to the disciples weas not knew. This “knowing” comes from perception from the eyes, or experience. This the practical experience that he has taught the disciples that was built on what he said and did – “doing the father’s will.” For three and a half years the disciples had listened to the teaching and instruction of the Lord they have lived the path! They understood that He must be about the Father’s business. But like us, while they knew what He has said, they refused to apply that to their situation. The problem is that we often want Christ to do things our way, not the way He is doing them. This leads to a confusion on our part. For the disciples they understood that Jesus was going to die, but their knowledge stopped at death; they had no firsthand experience of what lay beyond the grave. There are times in our lives that we become to directed by our won expectations that we lose sight of what the Lord is doing. The disciples needed to look back to the truth they knew, to find hope in the midst of the circumstances that they are moving toward. We need to remember the words of Jesus in John 8:32. “You shall now the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” It is the truth of the Word of God that gives us hope and perspective.