Like Father, like Son

Jesus said, “If you have seen me you have seen the Father”. That was so because Jesus, the Father’s Son, is One in Being with the Father. When Jesus acted his Father acted in and through him. When Jesus spoke his Father spoke in and through him The Father is in the Son and the Son is in the Father. They are One.

This oneness in being is dynamic and relational. When we look at Jesus we see him always relating to his Father. And we see his Father relating to him. Jesus was always talking about his Father as he served his Father. He was always giving himself to accomplish the work his Father gave him to do. And the Father was always giving himself to Jesus, his dearly loved Son.

Jesus baptism is a snapshot of this relating. In that moment, Jesus presented himself to his Father in love as the willing Servant-Son. And the Father responded saying, “you are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased. This personal relating took place in the joy of the Spirit who came on Jesus and remained on him. From that moment, Jesus went on to serve his Father in the Spirit always looking to his Father. His very food was to do the Father’s will.

John says when we looked at Jesus,
“We saw the glory with our own eyes,
     the one-of-a-kind glory,
     like Father, like Son,
Generous inside and out,
     true from start to finish.”
(The Message)

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