Have you ever been lost? What about lost in a crowd? Or lost while listening to a lecture or teacher?
Philip is known as the one who says, “We have found the one!” Yet, it is Jesus who actually found him first. Later Philip is personally found by his gracious Savior at the feeding of the 5,000 when Jesus taught him a lesson about faith. On another occasion Philip commented to Jesus, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us,” and Jesus went on to describe the mysterious unity of the Father and the Son. All of this helped Philip find others in search of a Savior.
6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
8 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”
9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. 11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. 12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.