What Makes An Invisible God Visible?
We need God’s help more than ever in His church and world. God has been dealing so deeply with me about this very issue. How I have failed in this and need Him more and more in my life.
How will the world know Him? How do we, yes I said we, make this invisible God, visible? We make the invisible God visible as we embody His love to one another. “By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, (By what?) by your love for one another.”
In Jesus’ final moment of instruction to his disciples, words meant to prepare them, Jesus said this: “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:35)
Let these words sink in. He is saying that the mark of a disciple, the core sign that you have been rescued and transformed by His grace, is not your theological knowledge, your quick wit, your ability to win an argument, the success of your ministry, the number of your followers, how well you can put a person in his place, or how good you communicate.
No, it’s this one thing: LOVE!