Like Son, Like Father

LeRoy Koopman

READ : John 6:35-46

“This is indeed the will of the Father,” said Jesus, “that all who see the Son and believe in him may have eternal life” (v. 40).

Sometimes we worry about our relationship with this seemingly distant God, the Spirit no one has seen. Some people believe he reveals himself only to devout saints who spend their lives meditating in some remote wilderness. Does this God hear our prayers? Is God sympathetic to our weakness? Or, is he only concerned about conditions after death in eternity?

It is true, of course, that no one has seen the Father (v. 46). But not to worry. The Son has not only seen the Father but has come from the Father, and He brings good news.

When you are dealing with Christ you are dealing with God. When you come to the Son you are also coming to the Father. When you believe in the visible Jesus, the one who wore sandals and walked the dusty roads of Palestine, you are also believing in the invisible God whom no one has seen. He exists in a beyond-this-world dimension in that glorious yet mysterious space we call heaven.

If Christ has called you, God also has called you. If you have likewise responded to Christ, you have responded to God. If Christ has promised you eternal life, God has promised you everlasting life.


Thank you, Lord God, for revealing yourself in such an understandable way, through a human being. In Jesus’ name.