You have no doubt heard of people who say that God does not exist because no-one has ever seen him. But we can’t see everything with just our eyes.
With a telescope, we can look at more details of distant planets. With a microscope, we can see very small microbes.
Can we see God? Well, no, not with our eyes.
In the Bible, a man by the name of Job once said to God, “I had only heard about you before, but now I have seen you with my own eyes.” –Job 42:5 (NLTse)
How did Job manage to see God? By looking at God’s creation: light, the power of the sea and the oceans, wind, and the different kinds of animals.
God spoke into Job’s heart, “Where were you when I created the Earth, the Heaven, the seas? Since you were born, have you ever told the morning to arrive? Do you tell the stars what to do?”
Job saw God through His creation.
At the moment, there is a lot of talk about respecting nature and the environment, but we often forget that it is God who created it.
Thomas, one of Jesus’ disciples, did not believe that Jesus, who had been nailed to a cross, had really come back from the dead. But when Jesus appeared in the room where Thomas was with the other disciples, he saw the marks of the nails in Jesus’ hands. Then, he fell to his knees in front of Jesus and said, “My Lord and my God.”
Jesus replied, “Because you have seen me, you have believed. Happy are those who have not seen but have believed anyway.”
It’s true, no-one can see God because God is a spirit. He really exists, in a similar way that the wind exists: you can’t see the wind, but you know that it is blowing when the leaves on the trees move.
By reading and listening to what Jesus said and did, you will begin to see God, because Jesus is the Son of God. It is wonderful to see the Glory and the Power of God the Creator in His Word, and to feel His love for us!
Your Friend, Joyanna