1“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.
2 There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?
3 When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.
4 And you know the way to where I am going.”
5 “No, we don’t know, Lord,” Thomas said. “We have no idea where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.
John 14:1-7 NLT
So it is no wonder that when Jesus began to talk about going somewhere and having the disciples follow after, Thomas asked the practical questions: Where are you going? What is the town called?
Jesus’ answer must have seemed odd to someone wanting a map. “I am the way.” This is no help for a man who wants directions to the nearest town.
It took until after Jesus’ death and resurrection, until after Thomas had touched the wrists and side of a living man, for him to understand.
Thomas wanted a map.
He got the resurrection.