Faith · Resurrection · Seeing · Trinity

Jesus… the face of the Father…

Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

John 14:9 ESV

I heard it on the radio yesterday… a man asked… Will we see the Father in heaven…? Or will we just see Jesus…?

In the question… I hear a misunderstanding of God as Trinity… at least to me…

A mystery we have a hard time grasping… Three Persons in One…

Father… Son… Spirit… Three but One… Three in One…

I’m not sure we ever see One part of the Trinity separate from the Others… they are One…

One God existing in Three Persons… Someone greater… more complex… than those He created…

The Creator is always greater than the creation…

A character in a book cannot understand the author of his life…

A sculpture unable to comprehend the hands of the sculptor who made it…

The human being inadequate to reach complete knowledge of their Creator…

Yet Jesus says… Whoever has seen me… has seen the Father…

In our finite nature… at least for now… when we recognize the movement of One part of the Trinity in our lives… Father… Son… Spirit… we need to understand… accept… we are seeing all… the One God…

For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

1Corinthians 13:12 ESV

In our resurrected self… in the re-created world… we will see God fully… the way He has seen us all along…

It will be a grand Ah-ha moment… where we will have a clearer picture of the Infinite…. for the first time…

We’ll get it… Ah… Three in One…! I see…

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. …”

Deuteronomy 6:4-5 ESV

What seems impossible for us now… understanding Him and wholly loving Him… is the work He is completing in us…

A journey we walk by faith… being sure of what we hope for… certain of what we do not see… (Hebrews 11:1)

Amen…

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