Jesus answers Philip’s request saying, “Have I been with you so long and you still don’t recognize Me. If you have seen Me, you have seen the Father.” He is the same God that they read about in the Old Testament, the same God that their fathers told them about.
He was as gentle and patient with the disciples as they were arguing about who’s the greatest, as He was with Gideon when he questioned God’s calling for him. He was as just and faithful with the woman caught in adultery in John chapter 8, as He was with King David when his sin was exposed. There were consequences to his sin but there was hope and forgiveness as well. He was as loving and kind to all those He healed and delivered from various illnesses, as He was with Naaman the leper, when He healed him through the prophet Elisha.
If you want to see the Father, if you want to know what God is like, what He thinks about you, just look at Jesus. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Pastor Doug Hardin