“He that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?” (Jo 14:9b).
Long before theologians grappled with the concept of the Godhead, Wise Men from the East transcended the theological mystery. They humbly and boldly worshipped and blessed the divine Child as God (Mat 2:11). Without the benefit of the miracles He would later perform, before the boy Jesus could utter a single word, let alone teach and preach, the Magi recognised Him as God. They illustrated that seeing is not necessarily believing, that we can see without perceiving, but we can learn to perceive before seeing. Inspired perception (revelation) is a function of faith rather than sight. Philip and company saw the Father in action (in His Son) and still didn’t get it. That’s why our Lord asks such a pained question.
I pray that you will perceive what the Father is doing in this season. May you transition from sight to perception.