“For the Father loves the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing. And greater works than these will he show him, so that you may marvel.”
The more I look at Jesus, the more I see this incredible confidence and security in the consciousness he has of his oneness with the Father. And the more I realise what that is revealing to us.
I don’t have that continuous confidence by any means, there are days I feel this oneness, where the spirit of the Son is crying within, “Abba! Father!” And there are days when I don’t feel it. There are days of distraction, days when it feels like I’m being force fed other food that I really don’t want to eat! I feel this oneness more than I used to, but it’s not yet continuous as I would like it to be!
But that doesn’t take away from the fact that this oneness is what the Father, Jesus, and the Spirit desire for us. I mean, the very divine creative force in the universe desires for us to personally be conscious of our oneness with them!
As those created in the image of I Am, we were created to contain I Am, so that we might be one with I Am. That we might, as I’m convinced Paul knew in experience, journey from being “I” conscious to “I Am” conscious.
So today I’m thinking about the Father. If I’m honest, I’ve been distracted from the consciousness of my oneness with the Father through “things.” Things that need doing, but that nonetheless are a distraction!
But today I consciously made the choice to receive the bread of Life, to drink from the Inner Spring, to receive the Life that the Father is giving me. And to be open to the Father and all that he is giving. After all, there is no other Life than what the Father gives in Jesus himself! And as we receive him as the Bread of Life, the Inner Spring, we simply receive the Life the Father gives to us.
And from this, I realised that when Jesus says,
“the Son can do nothing by himself; he can only do what he sees the Father doing,”
it’s not just that he is observing the Father, it’s that the Father loves him so much he shows the Son everything that he is doing. The Son isn’t just invited to watch and to try to find out and copy what the Father is doing, the Son is purposely drawn in by the Father and it’s as if the Father is saying,
“Come see what I’m doing. I want you to be a part of this. Come, let me show you!”
Isn’t that amazing? The Father actively and purposely draws us in and shows us all that he is doing. He doesn’t just put it on display and leave it for us to see. He shows us himself!
And for us, with Jesus asking the Father for us to be one as he and the Father are one, the Father himself is inviting us to see all that he is doing. So I think we must, with open hearts, receive the Father through Jesus, and know that,
“the Father loves his sons and shows them all that he himself is doing.”