“But it delighted God, the one who severed me from my mother’s womb and called me through his grace, to reveal his Son in me…”
(The above is taken from the literal Greek translation.)
I was talking with someone the other day about the question Jesus asks, “Who do you say that I am?” Those words of Paul came up in the conversation.
I’ve recently seen that the Father wants to reveal who Jesus is in us and to us.
For some of us this needs to be a fresh revealing. For others, it will be for the first time. The more I talk with people, the more I realise what a wonderful gift he gives us when he reveals Jesus in us.
And here’s the big thing. He actually delights to do that! It pleases him to reveal his Son in us!
Jesus is asking these questions of us all.
“Who do men say that I am?”
“Who do you say that I am?”
Jesus asks the questions. Our Father delights to reveal who Jesus is in us!
I know that when I started this part of the journey last year, I began with a purpose. It was a simple one. I was determined to know Jesus Himself. That was it.
I didn’t have anything else. For me it was knowing Jesus Himself or nothing.
Just like Paul, I’ve found that the Father has delighted to reveal Jesus as the Bread of Life in me.
The Father can’t help but respond to an open and receptive heart. To the heart that says, “Father, reveal your Son in me.”
He delights to do that, it actually pleases him! Nothing and no-one else can do this for us. “Flesh and blood” cannot reveal Jesus in us. Not even the scriptures can reveal Jesus in us. The Father alone can reveal Jesus in us, and it brings him joy to do that!
Eat the Bread, drink the Living Water. Let the Father reveal Jesus in us. He delights to!