The invisible visible God
It was by faith that Moses left the land of Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger. He kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the one who is invisible. — Hebrews 11:27
“Vision isn’t in the eyes,” says one blind man. “It’s in the mind.”
A blind person acquires the heightened senses of hearing and touch in order to perceive what he or she cannot see. Similarly, those with sight can use our physical senses to examine the world around us and distinguish, experience, connect and “see” the unseen God who created—and continues to create—the world.
Paul, the author of Hebrews, adds this dimension to this argument. In Romans 1:10a (NLT), he writes, “For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature.
Speaking to divine nature, consider the tremendously powerful act in nature you remember instantly, or can recall in a moment. A word you may have unknowingly used is “Wow!” You did this because you were standing in or near a tremendous work of God.
This phenomenon does not have to be large scale. The reverse is true, too. The birth of a litter of kittens, your hand in motion, or the giggle of a delighted three-year-old makes our invisible God visible where we can really see, which is within our soul.
Let God be visible and invisible. Remember when Moses asks God this question, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh?” God answers. The Great “I AM” does not reveal Moses’s identity; He tells Moses who He is. He replies, “I will be with you” (Exodus 3:12).”
PRAYER: Oh Lord, be with us (and within us) in such a way that distance, doubt or denial cannot exist. Ever. Amen.