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"Philip said, "LORD, show us the Father and that will be enough for us." 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?' Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me?"
- John 14:8,9,10
 
Philip had not grasped what Jesus had said to Thomas. But instead of grappling with Jesus' words, Philip thinks if Jesus would just show them the Father, "That will be enough for us." A theophany (a visible appearance of God in human form) would content Phillip if . . .

"Philip said, "LORD, show us the Father and that will be enough for us." 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?' Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me?"
- John 14:8,9,10
 
Philip had not grasped what Jesus had said to Thomas. But instead of grappling with Jesus' words, Philip thinks if Jesus would just show them the Father, "That will be enough for us." A theophany (a visible appearance of God in human form) would content Phillip if Jesus would be leaving them, such a vision of the Father would suffice to sustain them until His return. Philip was not remembering the privilege he had been given to walk with God Himself for the past three years.
 
It is at this point that Jesus encourages Philip and the others to regain their perspective. Under the stress of that evening they were forgetting such scenes as the storm on the Sea of Galilee, the feeding of the 5,000, and the raising of Lazarus.
 
The full meaning of Jesus' words, "I am in the Father, and the Father is in me" is shrouded in the mystery of the Godhead. His words are full of comfort for sinners in that the Father's love and compassion are made known throughthe Son's. Jesus' love is a declaration of the Father's love.  But His words declare more than His oneness with the Father in terms of the love God has shown the world.  Jesus and Father are one God. "We worship one God in Trinity and Trinity in Unity." as the  Athanasian Creed confesses. But comprehending this fully is beyond our human reasoning.  Tomorrow continues on 10b and 11.
 
Christian friends, One day in heaven the unseen, infinite God will graciously make Himself visible to us. But even then we'll be unable to look upon His full glory. Instead, we will see Jesus and live in His light, Revelation 21:23. But seeing Him will be seeing God, for He is God.
 
No mortal can see God and live,
His brilliance would destroy all sight,
But Jesus' glory we shall see
For He as God is truth and light.
 
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - To see God, look to Jesus. 

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