The Son sees the Father face to face

And the Father who sent me has testified about me himself. You have never heard his voice or seen him face to face’ John 5:3 (NLT)

In this passage Jesus is talking about His relationship with the Father. Jesus talks about how the Father shows the Son everything He is doing, gives His Son authority to judge and the Father will show His Son how to do greater works than heal a man. He speaks about the testimony of the Father’s approval that goes with Jesus – His word and His miracles. Then at the culmination of the passage about intimacy with His Father Jesus speaks about hearing His Father’s voice and seeing Him face to face.

I was touched by this passage as I heard Jesus talking about His dad. He is trying to express intimate and private things to a group who do have no trust in Him. The height of His relationship and the thing so special to the Son was hearing His Father’s voice and seeing His face.

We have been adopted into God’s family. We have the privilege of being called His sons and heirs. We are to be shown our Father’s business, we are called to judge and do mightier miracles than heal a man. Yet in all this revelation, authority and power the thing that should grab our heart is not the wisdom, miracles and manifestations. The thing we can

Mother and Child watching each other

Mother and Child watching each other (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

hold most dear above all else is the fact that we can hear our Father’s voice and see Him face to face. This is the most wonderful thing of all.

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One thought on “The Son sees the Father face to face

  1. We as children of God should recognise more the role of the son of god and son of man who could do nothing without his Father and only wanted to do the Will of his Father.

    Those who do not want to accept this sonship and this humanity of the Messiah, show their unbelief ot Jesus his Father, who said Jesus was His son, and also to Jesus who said God was his Father and not he himself.
    Is it also not great that Jesus only wanted to do the will of his Father, even if he had to suffer and die for it. what do we want to do for the love for our Father and in respect of the love of our Father in heaven?

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