By looking at creation and the world in which we live we can learn something of the creator. We can see that the creator loves beauty and colour. We can detect His care for the tiniest detail. He is a master engineer and architect. The working of the human body is a masterpiece of design and function.
The size and power of the mountains and seas and the vast distances of space all tell us something about the almighty power of this Creator God.
But what is God like? To know Him for ourselves we have to wait for Him to reveal Himself to us. We can discover what God is Like in the Bible. He tells us that “God is Spirit”. But what does this mean?
We have a body for living here on earth. A fish has a body for living in the sea. God lives in heaven so He is Spirit.
This does not mean that God is an eerie ghost. He has a will and a mind. He is able to be everywhere (OMNIPRESENT), see everything, do everything (nothing is impossible unto Him – OMNIPOTENT) and know all (OMNISCIENT) that is going on. He is able to love us, guide us and protect us. He is far too wonderful for us to understand fully.
So He decided to come in person to our earth and show us what He is like in a way we can understand. He came as a baby. His mother was a country girl called Mary.
He was born as we were – and yet His birth was different because God was His father.
Jesus was fully human – and yet He was also fully God (HYPOSTATIC UNION). He was a normal human being, but He was also God, living among us (IMMANUEL).
Because He is human He knows the sort of problems we face. Because He is God He is able to help us.
Jesus said, ‘He who has seen Me has seen the Father’.