It is easier to take Jesus as Nicodemus does, because then His words might be brushed aside as ridiculous and absurd. They do not have any clue as to how it happened, but they do not wish their master to agonize any longer than necessary. For believers, as for Jesus, this will be costly. Father and your Father, to my God and your God. Faith might then have a purely rational foundation. Overcomers have a special place in the world to come.
Is this why Jesus was first brought before Annas, and then Caiaphas, and then finally brought before the whole Council? How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God? Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ. WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. Lord, one on His left, and the other to His right. Why would you swallow up the inheritance of the LORD?