Who He Is

John 14

Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, “Show us the Father?” Don’t you believe that I am 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.          John 14:9-10

When you think about God, what are the first emotions you feel? Are they love, peace, and hope, or fear, uncertainty, and disappointment?

This is important because how you see the Lord will shape how you feel about Him, how you interact with Him, and how you live your life. Of course, the best way to form an accurate view of the Father is to read about Jesus in the Gospels. After all, Christ is “the exact representation of His nature” (Hebrews 1:3) When you read about Jesus, you’re seeing the very character of God at work.

Witness Jesus as He healed those who are sick or as He held the children and blessed them. Think bout how He had time for and compassion on all who came to Him. Then consider the Savior on the cross. He sacrificed Himself so that you could know the Father intimately, love was His motivation.

When you get a clear picture of Jesus, you’ll realize there’s really no reason to be uncertain, fearful, disappointed, or angry at God. On the contrary, there’s no one as loving, faithful, kind, or merciful as Jesus is. Rather, you’ll find ample reason to respect Him and give Him your full devotion.

Grace and Peace to You My Friends

Eileen

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