9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
It’s fun to meet up with old friends I grew up with and haven’t seen in a long time. You know what they always say to me? “You remind me of your dad.” I love that compliment, because I look nothing like my dad, but people can see my dad in the way I speak and mannerisms. I think this helps us to understand the word ‘Witness’ better. It is a reminder that as Christians we are to be a witness of the truth of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. Our love, devotion, obedience and Spirit-filled lives should be evident in the way we live. In the same way Philip no longer needed to be convinced of seeing the Father, the way we live our lives as witnesses of the Heavenly Father should be rhetoric to the world.
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
- What does this passage tell you about humanity?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
- Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.
Think of someone you know who could use a little joy in their lives and pray for presence of the Lord to rest on them. “In His presence there is fullness of Joy” Psalm 16:11