See Jesus – Glimpse God


See Jesus – Glimpse God

Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, the Son can do nothing on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise. (John 5:19)

The verse above is in response to Jesus being challenged for healing on the Sabbath. A man is crippled and needs help. Jesus has the chance to help him and so he does. But is the Sabbath and not what some people would have liked. They would have preferred that Jesus had left the man a cripple.

God tends to be less concerned with our preoccupations with how things are “supposed” to be and more than willing to mix things up a bit. In this case, Jesus decides to stretch the taboo of working on the Sabbath in order to demonstrate his connection to God. When you see Jesus at work – you see God at work.

This week, reflect on the ministry of Jesus. He was a teacher, a healer, a prophet, a priest, and many other roles. In his carrying out each of these roles, we see not only Jesus working but get a glimpse of the God who has come to us in Jesus. Where have you seen Jesus? What does that encounter show you about the God who has come in Christ?

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