Book of James – Day 28

John 14:7-11 (KJV)   “If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.”

              Thomas is called doubting Thomas yet in the next verses Phillip shows the same lack of faith not really seeing Jesus as God. Both Thomas and Phillip had sat at Jesus’ feet for three years yet they still did not realize he truly was the messiah all of them had been waiting for. Jesus was God himself.

              How often today do some people still miss who Jesus truly is. God himself came to earth as the man Christ Jesus. The disciples themselves missed the fact that Jesus was the messiah until they saw the resurrected savior. Once they saw Jesus they believed and understood that he was the messiah. How many people sit in church today make the same mistake. Not knowing that Jesus is the savior the world has been looking for. Looking to themselves instead of looking to the lord.  

              As true Christians we need to have a strong enough witness that even others who profess to be Christians but do not have a personal relationship with Jesus can see Jesus in us. Are each of us willing to show the world that Jesus truly is God.