When Philip uttered the words, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us” (John 14:8), he probably didn’t fully understand the implications of what he was asking. Actually, his words went more like this:
“Lord, show (or, put on a demonstration, to point out, to present in sight) us the Father, and it is sufficient (or, it will satisfy, we will be content) for us” (John 14:8).
This was not Moses begging God to reveal His glory (Exodus 38:18). No, this was the disciples wanting more than Jesus. They wanted to trust a visible manifestation of something more than simple faith in Christ.
Have you ever done the same? Have you longed for the Lord’s power or blessing or answered prayer or a miracle more than the Lord Himself?
If so, keep listening.
The following is a study on John 14:7-9.