I was unpacking some boxes the other day and I found an interesting piece that I used to teach the girls at the boarding school where I worked for a couple of years. It was to help them “see” God. I think it is a good teaching for all of us. Sometimes we need to be reminded how to see God, especially as the days grow darker. We need to be a light in darkness and to be a bright light we need to be plugged in securely to our source.
No one has seen God, but we can know that HE is there.
Nearly all of us have flown a kite on a breezy day. It is great fun to watch a kite soaring high into the sky. What is it that keeps the kite up there? It is the wind. How many of you have ever seen the wind? No one has seen the wind. You can’t see the wind because it is invisible. Well if you can’t see the wind, how do you know that it is there?
First, you can know that the wind is there because you can see it moving things. You can see it moving the leaves on the trees and blowing bits of paper around. You can’t see the wind, but you know it is there because you can see what it is doing. You can know the wind is there because you can feel it. You can feel it blowing against your face and through your hair. You can’t see the wind, but you know it is there because you can feel it.
Finally you know the wind is there because you can hear it. You can hear the wind whistling through the trees, down the chimney, and around the windows and doors. We can’t see the wind but we can know it is there because we can feel it.
How many of us have ever seen God? The Bible says that no one has seen God. Well if we haven’t seen Him, how do we know He is there? I think we can know that he is there the same way we know the wind is there.
First, we can see Him moving. The Bible says that the Spirit of God moves men to speak and do things for Him. (2 Peter 1:21) We can’t see God, but we can see men doing thing that God’s Holy Spirit has moved them to do.
We can know that God is there because we can feel His presence. The Bible says, “I will fear no evil for You are with me.” (Psalm 23:4) The Bible also says “No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.” (1 John 4:12) We can’t see God, but we know He is there because we can feel His presence in our life. Finally, we can know He is there because we can hear him. The Bible says, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock, and if any man hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him.” (Revelation 3:20) We can’t see God, but we know He is there because he speaks to our hearts.
Lord we can’t see you, but we know You are there because we can see You moving, we can fee Your presence, and we hear You speak to our hearts. Thank You for being here with us.