I’ve gotten several good questions from friends, so I thought I would share two with you. I always go to the Bible to find the answers. I’ll tell you where you can find the answers, too. You can look them up in your Bible. Remember, if you don’t have a Bible of your own, just let us know and we can get one for you!
Why can’t I see God?
We might not be able to see God now, but some day we will. A man named Paul wrote this about God in a letter to a church in Corinth: “In the same way, we can see and understand only a little about God now, as if we were peering at his reflection in a poor mirror; but someday we are going to see him in his completeness, face-to-face. Now all that I know is hazy and blurred, but then I will see everything clearly, just as clearly as God sees into my heart right now” (1 Cor 12:13 NLB).
Paul is telling us it’s OK that we can’t see God yet. We can still feel God’s love in our hearts. Plus, this tells us that God can see into our hearts right now! That means God knows if we are happy, sad, scared or anything in between.
If God is everywhere, why do I need to go to church?
Another great question! You’re right when you say that God is everywhere. You can see God’s fingerprints all over our world. Have you noticed the beauty of a sunset or a rainbow? How about animals? Look at how amazing a cheetah, giraffe or toucan look. God is all around us, from the skies above us to the grass under our feet. While you can pray and talk to God anywhere, there is something extra that you get when you come to church.
“Remember what Christ taught, and let his words enrich your lives and make you wise; teach them to each other and sing them out in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing to the Lord with thankful hearts” (Col 3:16 NLB).
God made us to be with other people, and that includes other church people. We learn about God from our pastors and Sunday School teachers, we join together in prayer with other people, and we get to sing about God’s love.
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And, remember my motto: Paws for Jesus!