May 1, 2021 Daily Devotion


Today’s Reading is John 14:8-10, 20


Philip said to Him, Lord, show us the Father and it is sufficient for us. Jesus said to him, Have I been so long a time with you, and you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how is it that you say, Show us the Father? 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 from Myself, but the Father who abides in Me does His works.. . . In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.


Jesus told Philip he should have realized seeing Jesus was the same as seeing God. Later in the passage, Jesus throws us all into the mix. When people look at us, they should see Jesus.


I’m in a book group reading God’s Smuggler. A missionary identifies a potential recipient of some smuggled Bibles behind the Iron Curtain by looking at his order history. Because he has ordered Bibles in the past, the assumption is made that he is a Christian and will be interested in more Bibles and Christian literature.


What would someone see if they looked at your Amazon order history, your DVR recordings, your browser history, your Facebook page or Twitter account? Would they see Jesus?


Lord, I am humbled that you would deign to willingly inhabit me and allow me to represent you to my world. I’m not nearly faithful enough in properly expressing You. Please forgive me and give me the strength and focus to stay the course. Help me, please, to properly reflect You. Amen.


Paula Barney

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