Ask Biscuit: Why Can’t We See God?

Biscuit Gilmer, Trinity Church mascot
Biscuit Gilmer, Trinity Church mascot

A big hello to all the kids of Trinity Church! I hope you had an awesome summer. I took a couple of road trips with my family over the summer. It was a lot of fun. Now, it’s time for school and all the activities that keep us busy. It’s important to make time for God, even when we are super busy with school, sports and friends.

I love to answer your questions. Here are a few that I’ve been asked by a couple of friends: Why can’t we see God? What does God look like? Great questions. Where do we go to find the answers when we have questions about God? Did you say the Bible? Yes! That’s right.

Do you have a Bible? (If you don’t, just have your mom, dad or grandparent give us a call in the church office. We’ll be happy to get you one.) Now, turn to 1 Corinthians 13:12. That’s the book of first Corinthians, chapter 13, verse 12. It’s a book that was written by a man named Paul. He wrote this as part of a letter to a church in Corinth.

“What we see now is like a dim image in a mirror, then we shall see face-to-face. What I know now is only partial; then it will be complete–as complete as God’s knowledge of me.” (GNT)

Paul says trying to see the image of God is like trying to see an image in a mirror, except it’s really hard to see. Pretend there’s a fog that’s keeping you from seeing well. But, Paul tells us one day we will get to see and understand God; it will be as clear as God can see and know us right now!

We might not see God directly, but there is a way to see God in action. When someone is being nice or helpful, that’s seeing God in action. When you get a hug from someone in your family, that’s seeing God in action. And when you help out a neighbor or friend, YOU are God in action. Maybe you can think of some ways you can show God in action to your family.

Keep the questions coming! You can send them to me at

Remember my motto: Paws for Jesus!



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Trinity United Methodist Church is located in McLean, VA. Our weekly worship services are on Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and on Wednesdays at noon. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. for children and adults. Children up to 6th grade are also invited to Children's Education during the 10:30 service. Adult Bible Study also occurs on Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Please visit our website for more information.

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