Why Christians Depend on God, Though They Cannot see Him
Moody Adams Unseen electromagnetic waves transmit television pictures, news, music, cell phone conversations, e-mail messages, a world of internet information, garage door openers, remote control toys, microwave ovens, radar and satellites, every day in thousands of different ways, sometimes over millions of miles. These waves are invisible and completely undetectable to us. Though we cannot see them or hear them we have become very dependent upon these invisible waves.
Likewise, there is a God Christians depend on every day though we cannot see Him. “God waves” are keeping the planets on course, maintaining the delicate balance of nature, sending light to see by, water to maintain plant and human life, controlling the earth’s thermostat to keep the temperature within an endurable range, plus a thousand other functions.
We cannot see radio waves, but we can see the results they produce: the music, pictures, etc. We turn on a television by faith and it produces instant results, sending pictures into our living room from around the world.
We cannot see God, but we can see the results He produces. The invisible “God waves” are clearly seen by looking at the things they make. The Bible says, The invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made (Romans 1:20).
People can refuse to put their faith in the unseen “radio waves,” despite the millions around them who do. They can say, “I don’t believe in anything I can’t see,” and refuse to turn on a TV, a computer, or a radio. But, they condemn themselves to living without many helpful aids.
Likewise people can refuse to put their faith in the unseen God. They can say, “I don’t believe in anything I can’t see,” and refuse to pray, ask for forgiveness, strength, help, peace, or eternal life. But, they condemn themselves to living without many helpful things.
Jesus promised, And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it sees Him not, neither know Him: but you know Him; for He dwells with you, and shall be in you (John 14:16-17).
The world cannot receive the Spirit of God “because it sees him not.” But, Christians, “Know him; for He dwells with you, and shall be in you.”