“No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten
Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.” 
John 1: 18

Reading: John 14: 1-17

The Father: the knowable one

If it is so crucial that we know the Father, and you surely believe that it is, how is this accomplished? 

We are not alone in wondering this. Jesus’ earliest disciples also asked this question. Jesus answered in an unexpected way. He told them “from now on you do know Him and you have seen Him.” We would surely say “huh?” or, as Philip put it, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us”, to which Jesus replied "Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, 'Show us the Father'?”

This is the strangest twist of all; in order to know the Father, we must look at the Son. We tend to look at Jesus as the example of how we should live – and rightly so – but do we forget to look at Jesus as a likeness of the Father? 


Father, again I am struck by the sense of Your invisible hand orchestrating my salvation. For in Christ, the fullness of God was pleased to dwell. His words are Your words, his actions are Your actions, his sacrificial love is Your sacrificial love. For me. Thank you. 

For the family

During this month, watch Season 1 of The Chosen together

The Chosen Season 1