Wow, after all that time. Imagine what Phillip has seen Jesus do firsthand. How the words of our Lord must have stung. But it wasn’t cruelty. It was love.
Jesus, the Messiah and our Master, was answering Philip’s question. And He wanted to be clear. And He was. What was happening wasn’t the ordinary. It was a new plan unfolding. It was good news even if it didn’t feel like it some days.
Jesus is challenging us to change our mind about who is in control. God’s goal for us is to know his son Jesus.
Jesus authority is now established. It is real. I must keep leaning into His power. I must keep the relationship in tact. I must know Him. Now.
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? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.