A small boy once approached his slightly older sister with a
question about God. "Susan, can anybody ever really see God?" he
asked. Busy with other things, Susan curtly replied: "No, of course
not silly. God is so far up in heaven that nobody can see Him."
Time passed, but his question still lingered so he approached his
mother: "Mum, can anybody ever really see God?"
"No, not really," she gently said. "God is a spirit and He dwells in
our hearts, but we can never really see Him." Somewhat satisfied but
still wondering, the youngster went on his way.
Not long afterwards, his saintly old grandfather took the little boy
on a fishing trip. They were having a great time together--it had
been an ideal day.
The sun was beginning to set with unusual splendor as the day
ended. The old man stopped fishing and turned his full attention to
the exquisite beauty unfolding before him. On seeing the face of his
grandfather reflecting such deep peace and contentment as he gazed
into the magnificent ever-changing sunset, the little boy thought
for a moment and finally spoke hesitatingly,
wasn't going to ask anybody else, but I wonder if you can tell me
the answer to something I've been wondering about a long time--can
anybody--can anybody ever
really see God?"
The old man did not even turn his head. A long moment slipped by
before he finally answered.
"Grandson," he quietly said. "It's
getting so I can't see anything else."
declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech nor language
Where their voice is not heard.
Their line has gone out through all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world." Psalm 19:1-4
since the creation of the world His invisible attributes
are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are
made, even His eternal power and Godhead...." Romans
beasts, and they will teach you;
And the birds of the air, and they will tell you;
Or speak to the earth, and it will teach you;
And the fish of the sea will explain to you.
Who among all these does not know
That the hand of the Lord has done this,
In whose hand is the life of every living thing... " Job 12:7-10
"Do you not
fear Me?’ says the Lord.
‘Will you not tremble at My presence,
Who have placed the sand as the bound of the sea,
By a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass beyond it?
And though its waves toss to and fro, yet they cannot prevail;
Though they roar, yet they cannot pass over it." Jeremiah 5:22
"For we walk by
faith, not by sight..." II Corinthians 5:7
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