Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.” (John 14:8–9, NIV 1984).
My Musings – I don’t think Jesus was talking about appearances. He went on to talk about “the words I say,” and “the evidence of the miracles.” We have not had the privilege of having Jesus “among” us. But we have the four Gospels. We have the Epistles that elaborate on His teachings. In them, we “see” the Father. I don’t think we could picture Him any “taller” than how He is portrayed.
My Advice – Do you see Him? If not, it is “because only in Christ is [the veil] taken away. Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3:14–18, NIV 1984).
If you turn to Him, the veil that prevents you from “seeing” Him will be taken away. And “when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.” (1 John 3:2, NIV 1984). And you know what, He is “taller.” What a glorious thought.