God: sees right through us…..
St. John 14:8-9 (KJV) “Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?”
You live with many folks and it is sad to say you never really know them; people you work with for years, you laugh, eat and share things and then out of the blue you get unexpected news about things relating to them and you realize you never really knew them; it’s not shocking, it is just a facet of life.
Many times we relate with folks, and they continuously keep searching for things in you that aren’t there: love, personal, impersonal. It is a search for that which never existed, and it can leave one feeling unfulfilled. But what if you took what you see for what it is and not read beyond what you are getting or seeing? That I believe would be the ideal scenario and expectation in life; this won’t leave you or the other individual feeling “let down”.
Let’s look at today’s word and see the expectation or lack with the disciples; these folks literally lived with Jesus day in and out and He spoke in parables, but they lived who He was, they experienced the miracles He performed, He did not hide His origin or destination, but still a blindness existed to the point they never understood the connection and Being of His deity.
They needed more: they wanted proof of His connection of who He was especially in relationship with God. And isn’t that much like many of us today? We profess we know Christ, yet His Agape love never moves us; His compassion never takes root in our hearts; His empathy for and with those less fortunate is not fully manifested, yet we say we know Him.
I don’t leave myself out of this equation because it is a folly we all deal with. But today can I ask you to examine deep within you and see truthfully if you know Jesus? You identify if you do.
Trivia: Whose hand did God declare that He will break?