Well, I wanted to take a quick second and type out a thought that I had yesterday during Sunday morning service, based on a scripture that was shared.
So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of he own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise. John 5:19
The verses that follow this scripture are great and reveal a ton of truth, but the thing that stuck out to me in this one verse when I read it, was that Jesus sees the Father and what He is doing. I think many times we can quickly pivot off this verse into just focusing on the fact that Christ sees in this natural realm what the Father is doing w/His mysteriously unseen hand(s) here on the earth (which is part of it). Yet, with the revelation that is hitting my heart on this whole subject, I think there is more to it than that. Jesus knew that it took seeing into the unseen, to be able to bring that seen Kingdom here. The Son would be able to do nothing, if He didn’t look into the tangible real places of where His Father dwells, and see what His Father was doing there, and how it impacts here. We have to first look beyond here w/fervency and give that time to sink in as reality, in order for us to do here, what we see up there. I am finding that patience is a huge part of this process, and needed in our world of profusion and unending “doing”.
We know little about Jesus’ life prior to His ministry later in life, but imagine the pressure that would have been on Him in today’s world to do more prior to “seeing” what it was that He needed to see in the heavens above, before His appointed time of ministry.