Encouraging Stories

Can we see God?

 Unknown author

  

A small boy once approached his slightly older sister with a question about God. "Susan, can anybody ever really see God?" he asked. Busy with other things, Susan curtly replied: "No, of course not silly. God is so far up in heaven that nobody can see Him."

Time passed, but his question still lingered so he approached his mother: "Mum, can anybody ever really see God?"

"No, not really," she gently said. "God is a spirit and He dwells in our hearts, but we can never really see Him." Somewhat satisfied but still wondering, the youngster went on his way.
 

Not long afterwards, his saintly old grandfather took the little boy on a fishing trip. They were having a great time together--it had been an ideal day.

The sun was beginning to set with unusual splendor as the day ended. The old man stopped fishing and turned his full attention to the exquisite beauty unfolding before him. On seeing the face of his grandfather reflecting such deep peace and contentment as he gazed into the magnificent ever-changing sunset, the little boy thought for a moment and finally spoke hesitatingly,

"Grandad, I--I-- wasn't going to ask anybody else, but I wonder if you can tell me the answer to something I've been wondering about a long time--can anybody--can anybody ever really see God?"

The old man did not even turn his head. A long moment slipped by before he finally answered.

"Grandson," he quietly said. "It's getting so I can't see anything else."

"The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech nor language
Where their voice is not heard.
Their line has gone out through all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world." Psalm 19:1-4

"For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead...."  Romans 1:20

"...ask the beasts, and they will teach you;
And the birds of the air, and they will tell you;
Or speak to the earth, and it will teach you;
And the fish of the sea will explain to you.
Who among all these does not know
That the hand of the Lord has done this,
In whose hand is the life of every living thing... " Job 12:7-10

"Do you not fear Me? says the Lord.
Will you not tremble at My presence,
Who have placed the sand as the bound of the sea,
By a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass beyond it?
And though its waves toss to and fro, yet they cannot prevail;
Though they roar, yet they cannot pass over it."  Jeremiah 5:22

"For we walk by faith, not by sight..." II Corinthians 5:7


Home | Armor of God | Victory | Persecution