On a rare visit home over a weekend, I was able to go to church with my parents on a Sunday when my father served as usher. One man took note as I stood in line for communion. Following the service, the man, whom I had never met said, “You must be Billy’s son. You walk and stand in line just like he does.” Like father, like son.
In today’s passage Jesus tells us, “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.” And later he says, “Whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” John 14:13
When our relationship with someone is so close, so full of respect and awe, we want to think and act as they do. When asked about the reasons for being faithful as we are, we often refer to the one who taught us, Father and the Son. God receives the glory, for he teaches us everything we know. To ask in Jesus’ name, is to ask according to his will, that it may be done on earth as in heaven.
Prayer: Gracious and loving Heavenly Father, make us more like you and Jesus so more people may come to know you. Amen.
Today’s devotion was written by David Hefner,
Pastor of Shiloh Lutheran Church in Hickory, NC.