390. Seeing What’s Invisible

“You ever see anything invisible?” Stan asked me one morning.

“Isn’t that an absurd question on its face?” I responded.  “How can a person see something that is invisible and, by definition, can’t be seen?”

“Look,” was Stan’s one-word answer.

“I think,” he added, “that the apostle Paul addressed this subject near the beginning of his letter to the church in Colossae.”

Continuing, Stan said, “Paul described Jesus as the image of the invisible God.  So, if I want to see God, who is described as being invisible, all I have to do is look at Jesus.”

“I once read a description of Jesus as being what God looked like walking around on two legs,” I responded, “and that seems like an apt description.”

“Indeed, my friend,” Stan responded.

“And,” he continued, “it is essential for my ever-deepening walk with God to have my spiritual eyes wide open so I will see all He has for me to see.”

“There is no need for me to walk around in the darkness because I think I cannot see; I just need to get myself out of the way and choose to allow the indwelling Holy Spirit to show me all He has for me to see in knowing God more deeply on this side of eternity.”

“As we have talked about before,” Stan concluded, “this is the wonder of part of John Newton’s lyrics for his ‘Amazing Grace’. ‘I was blind but now I see’.”

“So, my friend,” Stan concluded, “if I want to see the invisible God, all I have to do is look at Jesus through God’s word and through His voice that comes to me through the Holy Spirit.”


He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation.  Colossians 1:15.

Prayer:  Thank you, Lord, that you allow me to see you as I choose to surrender my blindness and allow you to open my eyes to see all you have for me to see.  I confess that way too often I choose to keep my eyes closed to seeing you.  Please forgive me for all of those instances.  Please open me to want to see you.  And please, Lord, lead me, and help me to follow, in seeing, understanding, receiving, and embracing all you have for me.  Thank you I can and do bring these prayers before you in the name of Jesus.  Amen.

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