A Visible God

Sometimes I can’t make sense of things I can’t see. I realized this while I was sitting in Physics class today, trying to understand acceleration and velocity. They’re not really complicated concepts, I know, but for some reason or other, my mind just can’t quite wrap itself around them. I’ve concluded that this is why I usually struggle in my Mathematics and Science classes. Like a friend once said, numbers are nonexistent. They literally don’t exist. You can count and give something a number, but a number itself is not an object you can feel or look at. This just totally blew my mind. Because I can’t see these things, they’re not understandable to me. I can’t quite grasp them.

As I was contemplating these things on the bus ride home, I realized how much faith a Christian needs to worship and serve a God who is all-knowing, all-powerful, yet cannot be physically seen or heard. I know there’s a reason why some people look at us like we’re crazy. How can we possibly put our faith in a God who’s so obscure and hidden? What most people fail to understand, though, is that we can see God- not sitting up on His throne in heaven, but all around us.

He is in the trees swaying back and forth, His love is shown to us through those people you can never forget, He whispers to us in the quietest breeze, and sometimes we can even feel His presence in the most still moments of the day. He’s within all and He’s within us. We adore and worship a beautiful, beautiful God. Words can’ t even begin to describe how glorious and amazing He is. The best I can do is take a look around me and see what He’s doing in each and every one of our lives. It’s captivating. It’s motivating. It’s proof enough for me that God is real.

“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities- his eternal power and divine nature- have been clearly seen, being understand from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” (Romans 1: 20)

While we may see God, many don’t. It is our duty as followers of Christ to show Him to the world.

“The issue isn’t so much taking Jesus to people who don’t have him, but going to a place and pointing out to the people there the creative, life-giving God who is already present in their midst. It is searching for the things they have already affirmed as real and beautiful and true and then telling them who you believe is the source of all that.” (Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell)

We begin to show others who God is by loving and showing compassion. We need to show them the same forgiveness and love Jesus showed us. Once they come to realize that yes, God is alive and very much real, and they begin to establish that relationship, He will begin to be revealed to them in ways they might never have imagined possible. It’s profoundly amazing.

It’s a humbling experience to realize how inadequate we are compared to everything God is doing in this universe at this very moment. Yet he chooses to love and adore every one of us. This knowledge, these truths do not deserve to be kept a secret. We need to make this known. We need to show the world who God truly is. We need to point Him out to those who are in need of a Savior, a Father, a Redeemer, a Healer, and a God to love and worship.

“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden… In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:14,16)

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