IS GOD HIDING?
Why doesn’t He give everyone more tangible and accessible proof of existence of God? Why does His mysterious strategy seem to be that of playing hide-and-seek with His creatures? Why is God hiding?
Why isn’t there more concrete proof of God’s existence? Why does He seem to hide Himself, almost playing with His creation? Shouldn’t it all be much simpler? Shouldn’t His existence be obvious?
God’s self-revelation comes about in a special way by his “becoming man“: the revelation of the invisible God in the visible humanity of Christ.
Even the day before the Passion the apostles asked Christ: “Show us the Father” John 14:8. His response remains fundamental: “How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? — or else, believe because of the works themselves….The Father and I are one” John 14:9-11; 10:30.
We are not worried about your behavior. It is more important to change your beliefs about who God is and who you are in Christ. Some don’t understand the dramatic changes which occur in themselves the moment they trust in God. Because you are in Christ, every one of these characteristics are true of you:
I have been rescued from the domain of Satan’s rule and transferred to the kingdom of Christ. Colossians 1:13
I am firmly rooted in Christ and am now being built up in Him. Colossians 2:7
I have been given a Spirit of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
I have been given precious and magnificent promises by God, by which I am a partaker of God’s divine nature. 2 Peter 1:4
I have the right to come boldly before the throne of God to receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16
I am a child of God. John 1:12 I am Christ’s friend. John 15:15
I am chosen and appointed by Christ to bear His fruit. John 15:16
I am a member of Christ’s body. 1 Corinthians 12:27
I am united to the Lord and am one spirit with Him. 1 Corinthians 6:17
I am a new creation. 2 Corinthians 5:17
I am a saint. 1 Corinthians 1:2
I am an heir of God since I am a son (daughter) of God. Galatians 4:6,7
I am a fellow citizen with the rest of God’s family. Ephesians 2:19
I am chosen of God, holy and dearly loved. Colossians 3:12
I am member of the chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession. 1 Peter 2:9,10
I am born of God, and the evil one — the devil– cannot touch me. 1 John 5:18
I have received the Spirit of God into my life that I might know the things freely given to me by God. 1 Corinthians 2:12
Since I have died, I no longer live for myself, but for Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:14,15
I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. The life I am now living is Christ’s life. Galatians 2:20
I have been chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy, and I am without blame before Him. Ephesians 1:4
I have been redeemed and forgiven, and I am a recipient of His lavish grace. Ephesians 1:6-8
I have direct access to God through the Spirit. Ephesians 2:18
I may approach God with boldness, freedom, and confidence. Ephesians 3:12 I have been blessed with every spiritual blessing. Ephesians 1:3
It is true: “No one has ever seen God” John 1:18.
I’ve heard stories of people seeing God in everyday things, but I never thought it would happen to me. The Photographer
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