I look out with longing at the swing in my backyard. It would be so nice to do my reading there instead of in the house, especially if I have to sit at my desk! It seems I spend most of my days there. Alas, I cannot use the swing because it is raining outside. Dark grey clouds cover the sky and the rain is falling quite steady now. I will not be able to sit outside… yet!
The good news is that the sun will shine again, and I will be sitting in the backyard once more. In fact, the sun is shining even now as I write, I simply cannot see it because of the clouds. But up above the clouds the sun is still shining, sharing its light and warmth to our beautiful planet.
In Colossians 1:15 God is described as the “invisible God.” We cannot see him, and therefore we do not know what he looks like. We might assume He is not there, just like we say the sun is not shining on a rainy day. But just as we are sure the sun is shining up above the clouds, we know God is with us even if we cannot see Him. And even as I look forward to the clouds disappearing so I might see the beautiful sun once again, I know some day I will see God. What will He look like? How will I recognize Him? Look at the rest of Colossians 1:15 for your answer:
Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation (NLT)
I will see Jesus and know that I have seen God. The rain will pass, the cloudy days will go, and the sun will shine. The troubles will pass. COVID 19 will go. The glory of God will be revealed. And we will know He has been with us all the time. Enjoy today knowing the invisible God is with you, loving you, caring for you. You’ll see!
– Pastor Gary