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The Invisible Reality (Col 1:15)

“The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation” - Col 1:15

Trying to wrap our minds around the idea of a triune God can be difficult. God is One, yet God is also three: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. One doesn’t equal three. Isn’t this a contradiction?

We are three dimensional beings living in a three dimensional world. It is impossible for us to observe two dimensional or one dimensional objects. Everything we observe must contain all three dimensions of space (depth, width, height). Even the thinnest sheet of paper must still contain the slightest depth in order for us to conceptualize it.

Equipped with our bodily senses in our three dimensional world, we have no ability to ‘find’ God. He is fully present in this world, but is beyond our sensory perception to measure or pin down scientifically. God is not an object in this world, He is the Spirit that gives this world life. God cannot be seen, it is through God that all sight is possible. In order to make Himself known, God sent His Spirit into a human being, a being that walked, talked and cemented Himself into our recorded history.

Christ, “in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col 2:3) fills the infinite gap between us and the invisible God. God incarnated Himself into our world so that we could enter into a relationship with Him. A relationship with a merely conceptual God, a vague Spiritual Force, or the vast Universe is incomparable with the relationship offered by the Living God, the Man, Jesus Christ.

For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of his saints. — Proverbs 2:6-8

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