“Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long , and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father?”
In John 14, Philip asked to see the Father, which means he wanted to actually see God. Philip wanted to see the God who created the universe. He wanted to see the God who led Israel out of Egypt after overthrowing Pharaoh. He wanted to see the God whom no man can see without dying. He wanted to see the God whom he has read about and heard sermons about his entire life. Jesus’ answer to Philip was awesome and absolutely amazing. He told Philip that He was the very God that Philip wanted to see. He told Philip that Philip had been walking with this God for “all this time.”
And who was this God Philip saw? Jesus fed everyone around Him who was hungry. Jesus protected the condemned and offered them a way to glory. Jesus touched those whom the very law said were so unclean that even touching them could make others unclean and lawbreakers. Jesus ate with the biggest sinners of society. Jesus even got on His hands and knees and washed Philip’s feet. Lastly, Philip saw this omnipotent God lay His Life down on a cross for even those who nailed Him to it.
The Bible says that Jesus Christ is the Word of God in the very flesh. It says that Jesus is the exact representation of God and the fullness of His being. Jesus Himself said that He was God’s will in heaven being manifested on earth. Jesus said He did nothing without seeing the Father do it first. If we desire to truly know who God is, we can look at the life of Jesus. If we do, we will see a God who gave up everything that made Him God in order to redeem us.
Jesus Christ is who God has always been and who God will always be. He could be anything and He chooses to be the God who washes our feet.
Lord, help us to who You truly are and to share this love will all around us. Amen.