Reaching for the Invisible God

December 10, 2008 | By | Add a Comment

To say that God is invisible is to walk around with your eyes closed. One of my favorite quotes from the 19th century Scottish novelist George MacDonald is this: “The world is full of resurrections. Every night that folds us up in darkness is a death; and those of you that have been out early, and have seen the first of the dawn, will know it–the day rises out of the night like a being that has burst its tomb and escaped into life.”

McDonald had his eyes open. And yet, there are times when our eyes are peeled and as hard as we try we can’t see a trace of Him or what we see of Him we don’t understand or like very much for that matter. But He hides Himself in stories and in the turn of seasons. He cloaks Himself in flower pedals and in stars and laughter and lightning and music. All because He is merciful. If He tore back the curtain and revealed Himself fully to us, in our current state, we would burn to a crisp. He is preparing us for the final vision, but until then, there is much to see.

– Andrew Peterson on his new song “Invisible God” which was partially inspired by the book “Reaching for the Invisible God” by Philip Yancey.

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