Dr. Dan Hayden • 

Pagans like their gods to be visible, so they can recognize them when they come down from Mount Olympus, or as they sit elevated on a totem pole. But the God of the Bible is different. He is invisible, and the only way you can see Him is in Jesus Christ.

In Colossians 1:15, it says that Jesus is “the image of the invisible God.” John put it this way in John 1:18: “No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He as made Him known.” You see the God of the Bible is invisible. Moses only saw the afterglow of God’s presence. And all that Ezekiel saw was a ball of fire coming out of the sky. The point is—nobody has ever really seen God.

This word “invisible” is actually the word “visible, or capable of being seen” with the alpha prefix on it, which means—“not.” Not visible; or invisible.


Now that’s just the way it is with God. He is invisible, and that’s the way He wants it to be. He doesn’t want you to localize Him in some statue. He wants you to realize that He is everywhere. He is an invisible presence wherever you go. The only exception to that is the person of Jesus Christ. According to this text in Colossians 1:15, Jesus is “the image of the invisible God.” So, if you really want to see God, take a good look at Jesus.

By the way—how well do you know Jesus? You won’t know God very well—until you know Him.