It's funny, the things you can find in scripture sometimes. Like last night, in a discussion centered on Jude, I was reading along in verse 5. Perhaps you know the place: "But I want to remind you, though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe."
Though I have read this passage many times, last night I first noticed that "Lord" is not in small caps. Significance?
I always assumed that the Father was the rescuer of Israel. You know, "God." But if that were the case, Lord would be in small caps, and not with only an upper case L. As it's written, it's a reference to Jesus, not the Father. Like, it was Jesus who spoke with Moses at the burning bush, Jesus who inflicted the plagues on Egypt, and Jesus who led the Israelites out of Egypt. Jesus. That sort of rocks my boat.
Yet, if you have a Bible with footnotes, yours might say, like mine, that many old manuscripts of Jude actually say Jesus, and not Lord. So it seems to have been the understanding of the early church that it was Jesus who came and rescued Israel from Egypt.
I wonder how many other places there are in scripture or history where Jesus was active, and we have simply overlooked it, primarily because of our own filters. Something to think about.