No one has ever seen God. But his only Son, who is himself God, is near to the Father’s heart; he has told us about him.
When Jesus came on the stage of history, the majority of Jews did not perceive or receive him as the revelation of God the Father. The Gnostics refused to believe that deity would manifest itself in a human body because they believed that matter is evil. It is just as easy for us to have faulty ideas about God. If we base our view of God on the media’s opinions or on what liberal professors say about him, we will have an incorrect picture. If our opinions about God are the result of pain left over from childhood or from our experience with an unloving or absent earthly father, we may see him through a dark filter and not accept his love for us. But God revealed himself in his Son. And his Word is his love letter to us, calling us to come home to his heart. Jesus declared who God is and showed God’s heart to humankind so that we would be drawn to him and could know him. His life, miracles, teaching, death, and resurrection have given a glorious revelation of the Father. Through his Word we can see the Father accurately in his splendor, love, grace, and light.
DEAR LORD, I praise you for revealing yourself in your Son Jesus. Wipe off the lens of my heart that I might see you accurately and love you more each day. Thank you for your Word, which reveals your love and your purpose for my life. Thank you for Jesus, who has made it possible for me to have clear vision with which to see you, Father.
INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING THAT GOD HAS HIDDEN HIMSELF, YOU SHOULD GIVE HIM THANKS FOR HAVING REVEALED SO MUCH OF HIMSELF. Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)
Have a great day ahead – WDI