A Picture of God
Church News | Sunday, 26 August 2018 |
At the 10.30am Service this morning Revd Diana asked us how we think of God. She spoke of a beautiful book that she bought many years ago at an art exhibition which displayed many works of art depicting Jesus and God, but of course, no one has ever seen God, so artists can only guess what he might look like, if indeed he has an ‘appearance’ at all. What do you think God looks like?
St Paul, writing to the Ephesians from prison, encourages new followers of Christ to gird themselves as if for a fight. He tells them to be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might, by putting on the whole armour of God, with which to fight evil. Have around your waist the girdle of truth, wear the breastplate of righteousness, walk in sandals of peace, hold the shield of faith, wear the helmet of salvation and carry the sward of the Spirit - Paul’s saving advice.
Being so armed, will help us believe in a God we cannot physically see, we can only see God with our ‘inner eye’. People usually worship what they can see with their eyes. But we must not worship idols, Christians can only worship the unseen. Jesus knew how difficult it would be for people to worship a God they cannot see, that is whey he provided us with his body and blood that can be seen and shared at the communion table. Each time we take communion it helps prepare us as in battle to be strong in the Lord God and in the power of his might…