“If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.”
“Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.”
“Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?”
— John 14:7-9
Could we be so much like Christ that we could confidently say just as He said about the Father:
“If you had known me, you would have known Christ also”;
“He who has seen me has seen the Christ”.
I remembered this morning a scene a friend of mine told me about. After a few years in England she returned to her country in Africa to reside for a season. Some day a young girl walked up to her and asked “you are not from here are you?” My friend was surprised and asked why she said this. She responded saying “well, your outfit’s different, your accent is different and you say please and thank you.” LoL.
It’s amazing how much you can pick up from observing a person. Just by our accent you could almost tell which country one grew up or live, what part of that country, and sometimes the sort of people we hang out with. I wonder how much people glean from watching me. After an observation of my life, if someone said to me “you are not from here are you?” I’d like their response to my “why do you say that?” be: “well, you are patient and compassionate, hard-working, gentle, joyful, peaceful, kind, disciplined and you show love.”
I pondered on these things today as I have been thinking lately of how much of Today’s Christianity is based on fame, church attendance and or activities, titles and ordinations, etc and so less on the Character of the people. Let’s not forget the most important thing: “In Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, what counts is a new creation” (Gal 6:15).
I’m from Zion xx