We usually associate the hospital with sick people. But noteverything in the hospital is burdensome. Not everything in the hospital is depressing and discouraging. For example at the nursery of every hospital you can feel a certain thrill and pleasure at seeing parents, their eyes and faces glowing with joy and pride over their newborn babies. It is also amusing to see parents looking at their newborn babies and trying to discover resemblances as evidence by remarks such as: “He’s got my eyes and nose, my husband’s skin, my lips and so on.”
Every parent takes pride in discovering how his or her child looks like him or her. Jesus says, “Whoever has seen Me has seen the Father,” because He is indeed the Son of God the Father. When Jesus said, “Whoever has seen Me, has seen the Father,” He did not mean His nose is like that of God the Father’s. It does not mean the face of Jesus carries the features of God the Father’s face. It does not mean the body of Jesus looks follows the same physique as God the Father. When He said those words, Jesus meant that His capacity to love, to care, to be concerned, to understand and to forgive, is like that of God the Father.
But you see, dear brothers and sisters, what Jesus could say of Himself, we too should be able to say of ourselves. If Jesus could say, “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father,” we should also aspire to say, “Whoever has seen me, has touched the goodness of God.” And yet it is not so. Whoever has seen Jesus, has seen God’s goodness. Whoever has seen Jesus, has seen God’s understanding. And yet many people who see us, have not been reminded of the good God from whom we came. Why not?
CHRIST IN YOU
Jesus In My Heart