What Jesus Did! 'Show Us the Father!' — John 14:8-11

Monday, September 24, 2018

Philip said to Jesus, "Lord, show us the Father. That is all we need."
Jesus answered, "Philip, I have been with you for a long time. So you should know me. The person that has seen me has seen the Father too. So why do you say, 'Show us the Father'? Do you truly believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The things I have told you don't come from me. The Father lives in me, and he is doing his own work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Or believe because of the miracles I have done."
— John 14:8-11 NLT
Illustration of John 14:8-11 NLT — "Lord, show us the Father. That is all we need."

Key Thought

Philip felt that he needed to see God to have greater faith in Jesus. Philip wanted the assurance of God's presence. Jesus reminded him of something the Lord had said again and again, "If you've seen me... or heard me... you have seen and heard the Father!" Jesus does the Father's will. He came to demonstrate the Father's love. Look at what he did, how he did it, and why he did it! Jesus is one with God!

Today's Prayer

Jesus, my Lord and Savior, thank you for coming to this world and paying the price for my sins. Even more, dear Lord, thank you for showing me how much God loves me. I look forward to your return when I can praise you forever. Amen!

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 John 1:1-3
  • John 17:20-24
  • John 1:18


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.