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Can Anybody See God?


A small boy once approached his slightly older sister with a 
question about God. "Susie, can anybody ever really see God?" 
he asked. Busy with other things, Susie curtly replied: "No, 
of course not, silly. God is so far up in heaven that nobody 
can see Him." 

Time passed, but his question still lingered so he approached 
his mother: "Mom, can anybody ever really see God?" "No, not 
really," she gently said. "God is a spirit and He dwells in 
our hearts, but we can never really see Him." 

Somewhat satisfied but still wondering, the youngster went on 
his way. Not long afterwards, his saintly old grandfather took 
the little boy on a fishing trip. They were having a great time 
together -- it had been an ideal day. The sun was beginning to 
set with unusual splendor as the day ended. The old man stopped 
fishing and turned his full attention to the exquisite beauty 
unfolding before him. 

On seeing the face of his grandfather reflecting such deep peace 
and contentment as he gazed into the magnificent ever-changing 
sunset, the little boy thought for a moment and finally spoke 
hesitatingly: "Granddad, I - I - wasn't going to ask anybody else,
but I wonder if you can tell me the answer to something I've been 
wondering about a long time. Can anybody -- can anybody ever 
really see God?" 

The old man did not even turn his head. A long moment slipped by 
before he finally answered. "Son," he quietly said. "It's getting 
so I can't see anything else." 

"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work 
of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after 
night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where 
their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, 
their words to the ends of the world." {Psalm 19:1 - 4}


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