Experiencing one through the other

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John 14:8-10

Joh 14:8 Philip says to him, “Lord, exhibit the Father for us, and that’s enough for us.”

Joh 14:9 Jesus says to him, “Have I been among you so much time and you have not come to know me, Philip? The one who has experienced me has experienced the Father. How can you say, ‘Exhibit the Father for us ‘?

Joh 14:10 Don’t you trust that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The statements I make to you I am not speaking on my own. The Father who stays in me is doing his works.

Experiencing one through the other

I am so glad Jesus and Philip had this conversation. It helps to guide us as to how we should live today. Jesus was bearing witness to the Father’s existence by his life. Anyone wanting to experience the Father had only to get to know the Son.

Now, it’s our turn. Anyone wanting to experience Christ need only get to know us, because we who trust in him are in him, and he is in us.

Lord, shine through us, so people can experience you.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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