I Am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life
said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” 9 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’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works.
11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.
12 “Truly, truly, I say
to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in
the Son. 14 If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.
This is the second part of the passage “I am the Way, and the
Truth, and the Life.” Philip is wanting to see God the Father. Jesus says if you know me, you know the Father. You can sense some frustration in Jesus when dealing with Philip. Jesus says “Have I been with you so long, and
you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen be has seen the Father. How can you say, Show us the Father” Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?” Jesus definitely sounds a little frustrated
with Philip. This is a good time to review who is God. God is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Three persons, but one God. If you know Jesus, you know the Father. In the Lutheran Church, we begin the Divine Service with
the Invocation which says “We begin in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” We are announcing at the very beginning who we have come to worship… that is, the triune God.
I pray, O Lord, I believe in the Trinity. I believe in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. I look forward to the day that I will see you face to face. I thank you for your grace and mercy, that
you forgive my sins. Amen.