“Invisible”

No one could possibly believe in something invisible, something that couldn’t be perceived by the senses, could they?  Of course billions of people do just that every day!  We are all subject to the law of gravity even though we can’t see or hear it.  Sometimes we trust in phenomena such as the wind and electricity by watching their impact on their surroundings rather than actually seeing them.  Human emotions are also difficult to see until they express themselves in actions. Thoughts, motives, and plans seem to fit in this INVISIBLE mold.

The Godhead is called INVISIBLE in several verses of the Bible.  “No man has seen God at any time.” (Jo 1:18)  We read of His INVISIBLE qualities –eternal power and divine nature. (Rom 1:20)  Jesus deserves honor and glory because He is eternal, immortal, INVISIBLE and wise. (1 Tim 1:17)  Also because, “ He created all things in heaven and earth, visible and INVISIBLE.” (Col 1:16)“He himself is the image of the INVISIBLE God…” (Col 1:15)

Moses persevered so long because he, “saw Him who is INVISIBLE—(though not in His heavenly manifestation.)”  Christians of today are said to be, “…blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed.” (Jo 20:29)  We live by faith and not by sight. (2 Cor 5:7)

What is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Cor 4:18)  Even if humans are delving deeper and deeper into the atom and beyond, most of us still walk by sight as far as the universe is concerned.  It would be completely impractical to verify every action through an electronic microscope.  In matters of faith, however, we can totally trust the truth and promises of the Lord Jesus who created it all, (Col 1:16) experienced it first-hand, and returned to heaven to hold it all together. (Col 1:17) The Apostle John comforts us with these words, “But we know that when He appears we shall be like Him, for we shall (finally) see Him as He is.” (1 Jo 3: 2)  No more INVISIBLE, He will dwell with us as He, “ wipes away all tears and destroys death, mourning, crying and pain.” (Rev 21:3-4)

—Jim Bailey