How can we be sure of a God whom we can’t see, and be confident of His goodness when it is equally invisible to us?
Since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities — his eternal power and divine nature — have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. (Rom 1:20 NIV) The Bible says that we need to look around us at the evidence that is VISIBLE.
The touch of the Master’s hand is all around us. We see it in the order, beauty, and dazzling variety in creation. The great expanse of space with its billions of planets and the incredible world of the microscopic are all testimony to an “Orderer” of great creativity. God has left his fingerprints all over his world so we can know he is here. (Source: www.crosswalk.com)
The evidence that there is a Creator God who is good is literally all around us. Look at the intelligent design in all of creation—from its plants to its animals to the uniqueness of every, individual human being.
Ponder the vastness of the heavens and the inevitability of the tides, and you will glimpse the scope of God’s mighty power. Take time to observe the beauty of creation (flowers, sunrises and sunsets, beautifully colored birds, etc.) and the multiplicity of foods that are available to human beings in order to grasp God’s great love for mankind.
God sent His Son, Jesus, to earth in the form of an infant born of a virgin. (Mt 1:18-25) Jesus was human and visible, approachable, and loving. He demonstrated the heart of God to us by:
- Teaching the Good News of the Kingdom (Mt 4:23; 9:35);
- Healing many, many people (Mt 4:24; 8:16; 9:35; 12:15; Mk 1:34; Lk 4:40; 6:19; 8:47);
- Miraculously feeding huge groups of people (Mt 14:13-21; Mk 6:31-44; Lk 9:12-17; Joh 6:1-14 and another instance in Mt 15:32-39; Mk 8:1-9); and lastly,
- Christ died for the ungodly. (Rom 5:6-9; Joh 3:16; 15:13; 1 Joh 3:16; 4:9-10)
God the Father has spoken to all mankind through His Son, Jesus Christ. (See Heb 1:2-4; Col 1:15-17; 2 Cor 4:4) Jesus is referred to in the Bible as:
“who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person . . . “ (Heb 1:3) Jesus, while on earth, demonstrated to us all the heart of His Father and the goodness of His Father. Thankfully, we have the written Word of God which gives us reliable testimony concerning these things.
Take time to ponder God’s beautiful qualities which Jesus so amply displayed while He was on earth.