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HAS ANYONE SEEN GOD?

A small boy once approached his slightly older sister with a question about God. “Suzy,” he said, “can anybody ever really see God?” Busy with other things, Suzy smiled as she replied: “No, of course not, silly. God is so far up in heaven that nobody can see Him.”

As the day went one, the boy’s question still lingered in his mind, so he approached his mother: “Mom, can anybody ever really see God?” he inquired. “No, not really,” she gently said. “God is a spirit, and He doesn’t have a body like us, so He dwells in our hearts, and we call that His Holy Spirit, but we can never really see Him.”

Somewhat satisfied, he went on his way but was still wondering if those pictures of God he saw in a book were real. Not long afterward, his grandfather, a retired minister, took the little down to the local lake to do some fishing. They had a great time together, but it was getting late, and his Pop-Pop knew they had to go home. As the sun began to set with unusual splendor, the old gentleman stopped fishing and turned his full attention to the exquisite beauty unfolding before him.

As the little boy looked up, he saw the face of his grandfather reflect a deep sense of peace and contentment. He was gazing into the glow of a magnificent, ever-changing sunset. The little boy thought for a moment and finally spoke hesitatingly: “Grandpa, I, uh, I wasn’t going to ask anybody else, but I wonder if you can tell me something. I’ve been wondering, has anybody ever really see God?”

The old man did not even turn his head. A long moment slipped by before he finally answered. “Son,” he quietly said. “It’s getting so that when I see the sunset, the stars, the beautiful ocean, the snow-covered mountains, I can’t see anything else, but God.” – Author unknown

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.”
— Psalm 19:1-4

About drbob76

Retired missionary, pastor, seminary professor, Board Certified Chaplain and American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Director.
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