The Beam and its Source

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6, ESV)

The primary ministry of Jesus as he trod upon this earth was to lead people to the Father. Jesus Christ was the only way for people to know the Father — No one has ever seen God; the only God (Jesus), who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known. (John 1:18, ESV). It is through the Son that we may behold the splendor of the Father.

Though there be no light for us but in the beams, yet we may by beams see the sun, which is the fountain of it. Though all our refreshment actually lie in the streams, yet by them we are led up unto the fountain. Jesus Christ, in respect of the love of the Father, is but the beam, the stream; wherein though actually all our light, our refreshment lies, yet by him we are led to the fountain, the sun of eternal love itself. Would believers exercise themselves herein, they would find it a matter of no small spiritual improvement in the walking with God. (John Owen, Communion with God, p. 23).

May we be led into the brightness of God the Father today as we behold the words and works of His only beloved Son.

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