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March 3, 2021 7:00 pm
According to legend, British conductor Sir Thomas Beecham once saw a distinguished-looking woman in a hotel foyer. Believing he knew her but unable to remember her name, he paused to talk with her. As the two chatted, he vaguely recollected that she had a brother. Hoping for a clue, he asked how her brother was doing and whether he was still working at the same job. “Oh, he’s very well,” she said, “And still king.”
A case of mistaken identity can be embarrassing, as it was for Sir Beecham. But at other times it may be more serious, as it was for Jesus’ disciple Philip. The disciple knew Jesus, of course, but he hadn’t fully appreciated who He was. He wanted Jesus to “show [them] the Father,” and Jesus responded that “anyone who has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14:8–9). As God’s unique Son, Jesus reveals the Father so perfectly that to know one is to know the other (vv. 10–11).
If we ever wonder what God’s like in His character, personality, or concern for others, we only need to look to Jesus to find out. He reveals who the Father is—Jesus’ character, kindness, love, and mercy reveal God’s character. And although our amazing, awesome God is beyond our complete comprehension and understanding, we have a tremendous gift in what He’s revealed of Himself in Jesus.
Welcome to today's encouragement from Our Daily Bread. Today's reading titled knowing the father was written by Colin Campbell. According to legend, British conductor Sir Thomas Beauchamp once saw a distinguished looking woman in the hotel foyer, believing he knew her but unable to remember her name. He paused to talk with her as the two chatted. He vaguely recollected that she had a brother, hoping for a clue. He asked how her brother was doing and whether he was still working at the same job. Oh he's very well. She said, and still king a case of mistaken identity can be embarrassing as it was for Sir Beauchamp but at other times it may be more serious as it was for Jesus disciple Philip the disciple new Christ. Of course he hadn't fully appreciated who he was. He wanted Jesus to show them the father and Jesus responded in John 14 anyone who is seemly has seen the father is God's unique son. Christ reveals the father so perfectly that no one is to know the other. If we ever wonder what God is like in his character, personality or concern for others.
We only need to look at Jesus to find out Christ character, kindness, love and mercy reveal God's character and although our amazing awesome God is beyond our complete comprehension and understanding. We have a tremendous gift and what he's revealed of himself in Jesus today's Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from the book of John chapter 14 verses eight through 11, Philip said, Lord, show us the father and that will be enough for us. Jesus answered, don't you know me, Philip, even after I've been among you such a long time. Anyone who is 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.
Let's pray father throughout Scripture and throughout history people have mistaken you for someone else. Even today people failed to connect the character of Jesus with you please remove the scales from our eyes so we can see you clearly remind us of Jesus's words in John 14 nine when he said anyone who is seen me has seen the father, help us to see you today Lord, thank you father it's in Jesus name we pray.
Amen on today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries