Invisible God

The title of this song is an oxymoron.  To say that God is invisible is to walk around with your eyes closed.  One of my favorite quotes from the 19th century Scottish novelist/preacher George MacDonald: “The world is full of resurrections. Every night that folds us up in darkness is a death; and those of you that have been out early, and have seen the first of the dawn, will know it–the day rises out of the night like a being that has burst its tomb and escaped into life.”   MacDonald had his eyes open.  And yet.  And yet, there are times when our eyes are peeled and as hard as we try we can’t see a trace of him, or what we see of him we don’t understand, or like very much for that matter.  But he hides himself in stories, and in the turn of seasons; he cloaks himself in flower petals and stars and laughter and lightning and music, all because he is merciful–if he tore back the curtain and revealed himself fully to us in our current state we would burn to a crisp.  He is preparing us for the final vision.  But until then, there is much to see.  

 

To hear the song, “Invisible God” from Andrew Peterson, visit:

 

http://centricitymusic.com/andrewpeterson/music

 

3 Responses to “Invisible God”

  1. Paul Says:

    LOVE this Song!!!! It ministers to my soul greatly. thank you God that you are invisible yet so real and so alive

  2. Luke Says:

    Love the George MacDonald quote! Life is full of little resurrections, it is true.

    Reminds me a little of what CS Lewis said about the great ancient myths of gods who die and rise again, how there is something woven into the fabric of the human mind that longs for a god that will do just that, and how Jesus is the fulfillment of these longings.

    Also reminds me of the statements about Abraham in Hebrews 11:17-19 and in Romans 4:16-25 — he was a man with “resurrection faith.” This is why he is the father of faith for us all: he believed God would not only resurrect his and his wife’s infertile bodies to bring forth a son, but he also believed God would raise that son from death.

  3. shawn Says:

    the way the song sounds coincides with the message of the song…i love it…this is why i love andrew peterson. there is no constant chord or beat emphasized…it switches all the time…just like message of the song…you can just be walking down the street and all of a sudden be struck by something concerning the nature of God.

    i feel you, i hear you…great god unseen i see you. (beautiful)

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