God Reveals Himself in Relationship to the Son

By Darrel Auvenshine

“…glorify Your Son, that the Son may glorify You…” – John 17:1-6

This portion of Jesus’ prayer gives us a glimpse into the intimate relationship within the Trinity. Verse 3 says, “This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” Verse 5, “Now, Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with you before the world was.”

I love my dad so much. It’s been over 9 years since he died and there is never a day that I don’t think of him. He wasn’t perfect, but he was a good dad. Forever I am his son. Nothing can change that and in many ways the substance of my dad is revealed in his children. I find myself doing things and saying things very similar to dad. My expressions are similar and the older I get the more I resemble his appearance.

God the Father revealed Himself to us in the person of Jesus Christ. When we wonder about God; His character, His ways, we have only to look at Jesus.

How would you describe God the Father?

How would you describe Jesus?

How has the revelation of God in Jesus affected your view of the Father?

Do you find that you relate more intimately with the Father or with Jesus?