Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? (John 14:8-9)
I read the words of Philip and want to smack him in the back of the head. How could he be with Jesus day after day and still not see that He was the Father? How could he watch Jesus do all the miracles He did and still be arrogant enough to ask Jesus to show him the Father? Really, Philip? Really!
But, how often do we do the same thing? After all, we have the entire story of Jesus with us through the Bible and we still have our doubts. Philip only got to see the pieces unfold in real time. How quickly do we forget the times Jesus has revealed Himself to us through His Word or through prayers He has answered? Yet we still ask Him to reveal Himself to us again and again. We ask Jesus to show Himself to us but He has asked us to go show Him to the world. Rather than ask Jesus to reveal Himself to us, we should ask that He uses us to reveal Him to the world.
The blind man in Luke couldn’t physically see Jesus but he knew Jesus when he was in His presence. When he received his sight, others rejoiced at what Jesus had done in Him. Let our prayer be, that others would see Jesus through what He has done in our lives and, that we would not be blind to the presence of His Spirit all around us. Lord, help our unbelief!
Love Y’all! Be Blessed!