Making the Invisible, Visible
The almighty Trinity was on a creative roll, having fun planning out their human being love adventure. They’d decided to create a world and populate it with human beings, but were still discussing how to help these finite creatures understand the infinite Jehovah. Ultimately, they would accomplish this through the living parable of Jesus —“God with us.” But they also wanted to create illustrations and experiences that would reveal God’s character and his intimate relationship with them. As a wise theologian so beautifully stated about humanity and the creative Trinity, God wanted to make the “invisible” spiritual mysteries “visible” to his creation so they could experience him.
“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities---his eternal power and divine nature---have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made.”
Romans 1:20 (NIV)
Nature (the created heavens and earth) is a marvelous part of that revelation. How the Trinity must have enjoyed creating each reflective metaphor! (Metaphors are figures of speech where we use a different concept or representation to help us picture or explain something we might not otherwise understand.) In the Bible, God is portrayed as a solid rock, Jesus as a living stream, and the Holy Spirit as a gentle and powerful wind. Mountains reveal the strength of God’s creative power, and sunsets evoke an appreciation for his artistry.
“The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows His handiwork.”
Psalm 19:1 (NKJV)
The Creator also wanted to demonstrate his love for his creation. After all, the Godhead has enjoyed perfect love and fellowship in eternity past through the relationship of the Holy Trinity. God desired his creation to understand that they could find true happiness and fulfillment only in intimate relationship—first with God, then with others. At this point, divine creativity reached its peak:
“Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image’ . . . Male and female he created them.”
Genesis 1:26–27 (NIV)
Humans with physical bodies, amazing minds and all important hearts would make the invisible Godhead come visibly alive. AND, being gendered as masculine and feminine would give an added richness to every relationship and with romantic sexual desire, create the ability to be attracted and become one as husband and wife. Wow, the invisible was made visible!
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