My daughter and I went out to lunch today. We noticed that the couple at the table next to ours did not speak one word to each other for more than forty minutes, but instead they texted on their cell phones. We watched sadly as these two people ignored each other. There was no interaction or personal conversation. They left the restaurant without sharing thoughts, revealing secrets, or expressing feelings.
Scripture states, “For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen” (1 John 4:20). Here is the greater dilemma demonstrated by the couple at the table: They didn’t even seem to see each other. So, if we, as a society, aren’t even seeing each other, how will we ever see the invisible God and learn to love Him? It seems hopeless.
Of course, God has overcome the difficulty of our technological age. In other words, God is greater than the cell phone. “God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5). Light makes things visible. God has made Himself visible in the person of Jesus Christ, and He continues to open our eyes to the truth of His Son through the power of the Holy Spirit.
By sending His Son into the world to die on the cross and then by raising Him from the dead, God made certain that He would not be ignored. “All the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God” (Isaiah 52:10).
Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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