You can’t see God because there’s nothing to see. Jesus told the Samaritan woman, “God is Spirit” (John 4:24); and a spirit has no flesh or material substance to see. But still people want to see God
Jesus: The Image of the Invisible God
He is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn over all creation.
Jesus is the Image of the Invisible God whom you can’t see. Throughout history people have asked to see God, but God has protected them, “No man shall see Me, and live” (Exodus 33:20), God told Moses. But there’s another reason: You can’t see God because there’s nothing to see. Jesus told the Samaritan woman, “God is Spirit” (John 4:24); and a spirit has no flesh or material substance to see. But still people want to see God. So they can see God by looking at Jesus.
Read the pages of Scripture to see Jesus’ character and miracles. See His acts of kindness. When you see Jesus in the Bible, you’ll see God. You’ll see how God in human flesh acted and reacted, for Jesus is God. He’s the Image of the Invisible God.
Lord, in the pages of Scripture, I see kindness in Your face. I feel the forgiveness of Your grace. When I can’t see anything else, the image of God I trace.
An image is an exact reflection. The original object can’t move without the same movement in the image. Jesus is the Image of God; He is One with the Father—one in love, goodness and grace. Jesus said, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father” (John 14:9). To know the Father more intimately, look at Jesus; He is the Image of the Invisible God.
Jesus, I praise the Father in whose image You exist. One look at You satisfies my curiosity about God. You are the matchless beauty of Deity. Amen.
Go Deeper: Colossians 1:1-15
Jesus shows us how God would live and act in human flesh.