Text: John 14:8-11
“No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.”
It is commonly said that the best advertisement of a father are his sons, so the phrase, “Like father, like son” was coined.
Incarnation is the embodiment of God, the Son in human flesh as Jesus Christ. This is the foundation of the Christian faith, that is, God becoming flesh. “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14). This is a quick test for the spirit of the Antichrist, for it cannot confess that Jesus came in the flesh (I John 4:3).
Jesus, the Son of God, who is also called the Word, was conceived in the Virgin Mary by the Holy Spirit (Matt 1:20). Being the Son of God, He became the brightness of God’s glory and the express image of His person; a replica of the Father whom the world could see, feel, touch and study. One of the reasons why Jesus was born was to bring God close to us (Rev 21:3).
In our text today, Jesus responded to Philip’s request to show him the Father, saying “…to see me is to see the Father” (John 14:9 MSG). In Jesus, you can see the love, compassion, goodness, mercy, power, holiness, purity and nature of God. Today, we learn about God by studying the life of Jesus and following His examples and footsteps. To become Godlike is to pattern our lives after Jesus. No one can know God without knowing Jesus.
1. Father, as I celebrate another Christmas season, I thank you for revealing Yourself to me by the coming of Jesus Christ.
2. Father, show me something new about Yourself as I hear about Jesus during this Christmas season in Jesus name.
1. I cannot see nor know God without knowing Jesus.
2. My children are my best adverts and I am the best advert of my parents.