““If you had really known Me, you would know who My Father is. From now on, you do know Him and have seen Him!” Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.” Jesus replied, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and yet you still don’t know who I am? Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father! So why are you asking me to show Him to you?””
Have you ever wondered what God looks like, what His character is like or how He behaves? Then look no further than the New Testament accounts of Jesus’ life. Sometimes it is a truth that is so quickly overlooked, but, Jesus was the fullness of God. If you want to know what God is like, then look at Jesus’ life. That is who God is. There is nothing else added or taken away from the character of God. What you see Jesus as, is who God is. Jesus came to show us who the Father really was, a statement repeated by Himself often. So what was Jesus like?
Jesus was loving. He loved all people. His actions, His words and His miracles showed His love for the lost, broken and the desperate. He loved turning broken, hopeless and outcast lives into remembers of His family and vessels for His Kingdom growth. He showed His love by laying down His life for us. He was passionate. He was passionate for holiness, passionate for righteousness and passionate for Godliness. He, in righteous anger, overturned the tables for defiling God’s temple, challenged hypocritical living and wrong theology or understanding of who God really was. He was powerful. He command evil spirits to leave the bodies they possessed. He turned water into wine, raised the dead and made blind people see. He was a leader. His powerful, always on point words, lead many to put their trust in Him, leave their old lifestyles and follow Him. Even those despised by society, upon hearing Jesus’ life giving words, turned from their sins and followed their Master.
If you want to know who God is, then look no further than Jesus. Jesus is the complete image of God. He was kind, powerful, loving, funny, and passionate. That same Jesus calls out to us today. He is the same Jesus as He was in the New Testament. He lives forever.