Full of joy through the Spirit, Jesus overflowed in praise towards his Father. In the Spirit’s fullness, he went on to say, “No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” Jesus revealed his Father with a human face during his life on earth. And now he continually reveals his Father personally to us through himself by the Spirit. The Spirit knows the depths of God’s being in which Father and Son know each other exclusively. And now, by the gift of the Spirit, we too can know something of the depths of God. For in the Spirit we can actually share in the mutual knowing of Father and Son.
Listen to Paul:
“The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God” (1Cor. 2.10-11).
As God, the Spirit shares in the inner communion between Father and Son. And the Spirit who indwells the depths of God indwells our inner depths to make known to us the mutual knowing of Father and Son. Only God’s Spirit can open this communion of joyful love to us. For the Spirit dwells in the personal being of God and is part of the deep personal communion of Father and Son in joyful love. The Spirit of God’s Son alone is able to bring us into deep fellowship so that we share in the Son’s knowing of the Father crying abba Father with the Son in the Spirit.