Show Me the Father

John 14:9

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Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you all so long and have you not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?”

John 14:9, LSB

How can we see the Father? A question that puzzles the hearts and the minds of many Christians. Yet, our Lord was trying to teach His disciples that the reflection of the Father is in the Son. When we look upon our Lord Jesus’ face, we are able to see the Father. For the disciples, this was a very literal thing they could easily do and had been doing since the beginning of His ministry. Our Lord Jesus Christ calls us to be a reflection of Him in the world. When we live into the image of God that we are all created in, we are able to reflect our Father into the world. As we turn more and more towards our Lord and are faithful to the calling that He has placed upon us, we reflect the Father’s love for the world. God the Father sent God the Son into creation for one reason alone: for our redemption. He bought us in the blood of His Son as a blood sacrifice that satisfies all our sins. When we believe and trust in Him, we are freed and no longer forced to fear the condemnation we deserve. As we reflect our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father shines out in His glory.

Let us pray. I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger, and I ask you to protect me this day also from sin and every evil, that in all I do today, I may please you. For into your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all that is mine. Let your holy angel watch over me, that the wicked foe have no power over me. Amen.

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