“Jesus shouted to the crowds, ‘If you trust me, you are trusting not only me, but also God who sent me’.” John 12:44
After completing her training, my daughter recently stepped into her new career and was ready for a car trade up. There was a particular style and brand she was looking for, so after doing some online research, we found just what she wanted right here in our area at a dealership that’s been around for decades and has a great reputation.
As my wife and I were helping her walk through the process, we knew that getting a warranty would be a smart thing to do, especially considering that the car had a few years and miles on it already. As I was talking with the salesperson, I was pleased to discover that this particular dealership wasn’t offering us a third-party warranty, but their warranty was through their parent-owned company.
Having had to use a warranty several years ago, I knew the hassle that could come with a warranty company. So, knowing that the parent-owned company was the one standing behind this warranty certainly gave us some peace of mind. You see, we weren’t just putting our trust in this local dealership, as great as their reputation is, but we were also getting the backing of the much larger parent company which owns many dealerships throughout the southeast.
As Jesus is speaking to a large crowd that had come to hear Him, He shouted out, “If you trust me, you are trusting not only me, but also God who sent me.” He was letting the crowd know that, even if they weren’t sure about him because he was new to the scene, they could take assurance in knowing that along with Him, they were getting the Father.
I’m by no means saying that Jesus isn’t enough because the truth is, He’s more than enough. But what I am saying is that Jesus is giving us a promise that when we put our trust in Him, we are double secure. We can have the confidence that comes from knowing we can count not only on Him, but also on our Father, who sent Him.
Today, rest in the two-for-one promise of Jesus, knowing that together He and the Father have you completely covered.