Do We See God?
By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.
By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible. Hebrews 11:24-27
God is a spiritual Being who is above our understanding. God is Spirit and not a physical Being (John 4:24). His mind and ways are above and beyond our own (Isaiah 55:9).
We are physical creatures who can see physical things. So it makes sense that we cannot physically see God. As it says in Hebrews 11, God is invisible. He cannot be seen by us. Or can He?
In the above passage, we read that Moses saw Him - He saw “Him who is invisible”. While we cannot physically see God, we can see and know of His presence and see who He is.
Moses saw a bush burning that was not consumed, and God spoke to him from the bush. He could see the miraculous sign and know it was God. He could see Him who is invisible. We too can see the great things around us that point to a Creator - that show the presence of our Lord.
When we look at the finely crafted flowers and brightly shining stars, or the shimmering waters and soaring birds, do we see our Father? Do we see God? We should remember that all things are created by Him and that each and every day as we experience the wonders of the life that He has given us, we are seeing His presence.
We can also see God in the Scriptures. We can read, and learn, of who He is and be better able to see the God that we worship. As we grow closer to Him we should receive a more vivid picture of our Lord.
Let us remember that we walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). So we use our spiritual sight (faith) to see God and walk obediently to Him, not our physical sight. In this way we can be like Moses, who by faith, saw Him who is invisible.
-- John Thrower Jr.