the sidewalk

I find it interesting how often I continue to hear excuses for not believing in God, especially since even the oldest one is still in circulation: “If God exists, then why can’t I see Him?” Or, if we turn this around: “If we can’t see God, then how do we know He exists?”

My wife and I lived in Florida for a few months while waiting upon our call, the next place we would move to do work for the Lord. In Florida, there are these little bugs. They come out in both the day and night and are always there, but you can never see them. And you know they’re there because they devour our legs like a bleeding cow in piranha infested waters. Their little mouths leave welts on your legs bigger than, and with more of an itch-factor than, big mosquito bites, and their bite hurts like that of a flea. I don’t know what the scientific name for them is, but the people there call them “noseeums” (no-see-’ems) because they can’t see them…but they know they’re there. They’re like little insect-ninjas.

Now, the reason we can’t see them is because our physical eyes can’t focus onto something their size…but there’s no doubt that they’re there. However if we were to use a strong lens, we would surely see these little high-jumping vampires. And that’s my point. Our physical eyes can’t focus onto something the size of God, either, but we recognize evidence of Him every day. And if you were to look through a different lens, like that of one who knows Jesus Christ, then  you would surely see God, too.

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  1. John 16:13–“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth…and he will declare to you the things that are to come”. As we grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus (2 Peter 3), we look forward to his appearing, for “we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:2).

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