The Bible makes two main and distinct points about seeing God. On the one hand God, himself, says, “You cannot see my face, for no man can see Me and live“.
On the other hand Jesus said, “He who has seen me has seen the Father“. And to take this one step further…even though we may not see God, we should be able to see His attribute of Love. How?
In one another.
God’s Love should be “perfected in us“. When you “love your neighbor as yourself”, you’re following what Jesus said when He condensed all the commandments into only two.
Loving a neighbor isn’t always as easy as it sounds, but Jesus never said this life would be easy. Or that commands would be a breeze to follow. We’re not supposed to pick and choose what advice from God we’ll follow based on how easy or difficult it is to follow.
Here’s my suggestion…take it or leave it…turn the whole thing around and think of it from your neighbor’s perspective. Would you prefer your neighbor or friend or family member to show you love? Or anger, deceit, and persecution? Let’s put it another way. Whatever you’d like to receive from someone else is what you should be giving.
Love? Or hate?
Respect? Or mockery?
Giving? Or taking?
Even though no one has seen God (the Father) and lived, you can show God to others right now. Right this second. Simply love. Not the all-too-often temporary love this world experiences. But agape love…selfless love…the kind of love that expects nothing in return.
Believe me…you will receive immeasurable blessings from living in love.