This morning a thick fog cloaked Des Moines, Iowa. Along the river, only shadows of trees and bridges could be seen. A train lumbered down the tracks of the city. Only a few cars were visible; the rest seemed to vanish as they entered a tunnel of fog. Though covered by the misty cloud, the train’s presence was still apparent by the trailing cars and the sound of its whistle.
Many people struggle to accept the invisibility of God. And, yet, God is not entirely invisible, because He sent His only Son to become a visible man so we could know the reality of God’s existence. We also witness His handiwork through His creation. And the Holy Spirit continues to live in the world to enlighten us to the truth that God lives. Although invisible, the Holy Spirit helps us to discern God’s presence through His direction and power.
Paul said it this way, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine na- ture—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse” (Romans 1:20).
God reveals Himself to us through creation, the person of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit. As Colossians 1:15 says, Christ “is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.” According to Scripture we don’t have an excuse for claiming that we can’t see God. He has made Himself visible in the world. If we struggle to see Him we need to ask the Spirit to show Him to us.
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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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