For those of us who need to SEE to believe it:
The Bible says: For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they [human beings] have no excuse for not knowing God. [Rom. 1:20]
“Seeing” in the Bible context means to absorb the available knowledge of something observed. (RD)
- When we absorb the available knowledge of earth and sky in our expansive universe — we are seeing evidence of the Creator.
- When we absorb the available knowledge of values like self-sacrifice, wisdom, insight, forgiveness, and tolerance — we are seeing God’s invisible qualities in action.
- When we absorb the available knowledge of “God moments” e.g. when we experience rescues from accidents or death — we are seeing God’s eternal power in a personal way.
- When we absorb the available knowledge of history and recognize an unseen hand guiding the affairs of nations and leaders — we are seeing God’s eternal power at work.
- When we absorb the available knowledge of virtues such as love, mercy, hope, honor, integrity, or decency — we are clearly seeing God’s divine nature impacting society.
In the limitless medley of natural phenomena, the mystical design and complex superintending of the cosmos is undeniable.
Expectation of an afterlife is stamped upon our subconscious minds and SEEING God in manifold dimensions of life compels us to consider knowing:
“The Son [who] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him [Jesus] all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. [Colossians 1:15-17]
Seeing leads us to believe.
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