Tuesday, 11 June 2013


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 have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? - John 14:8,9

Sometimes our answers are right in front our our very nose but yet we do not see them! Jesus makes a very powerful statement in the above scripture passage. One may argue that the passage applies only to the apostles and His disciples who actually saw Him then. However, we can not only 'see Him' but we can 'remain in Him' through 'His Word' which is Him! So if we have His Word in our hearts, we will be 'just like Him' and therefore 'see the father'. The following scriptures will make the above very clear to you:

If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you- John 15:7

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life,and that life was the light of all mankind -John 1:1-4

Like the 'prodigal son parable' it is very easy  to "leave home and go to a far off country" but then thanks be to our loving Father who, if we decide to return, allows us to experience His loving embrace". 

So rend your heart, and not your garments;
Return to the Lord your God,
For He is gracious and merciful,
Slow to anger, and of great kindness;
And He relents from doing harm - Joel 2:13

By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain1Cor15:2

The question is, " DO WE TRULY BELIEVE? "... or do we believe in vain?  

Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life - Rom. 6:4

Just like Jesus, it is important for us to 'slip away' in prayer to realise such eternal truths. Let us not limit our worship to just a single day in a week when we gather to sing praise and worship songs. Let us truly build on a deep 'relationship with Jesus' such that we can ask whatever we desire and it will be done for us.

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