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

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Philip said, "Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied."

Jesus replied, "Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and yet you still don't know who I am? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father! So why are you asking me to show him to you? Don't you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak are not my own, but my Father who lives in me does his work through me. Just believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Or at least believe because of the work you have seen me do."

— John 14:8-11 NLT

Key Thought

Philip felt that he needed to see the Father to have greater faith in Jesus. Philip wanted the assurance of God's presence. Jesus reminded him of something he had said again and again. The essence of what Jesus said was, "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 Jesus did, how he did it, and why he did it! Jesus is one with the Father!

Today's Prayer

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

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 John 1:1-3
  • John 1:14, 18
  • John 17:20-24


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Illustration of John 14:8-11 NLT — "Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied."

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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