The coming of Jesus into the world simply reveals who belongs — and who does not belong — to his Father, the God of Israel. If the Gospel of John reveals who the Son is and who the Father is, it also tells its readers who they are and where they stand with the Father and the Son.

J. Ramsey Michaels, The Gospel of John, The New International Commentary on the New Testament (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2010), p. 42