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  • Eric Kampmann

God's Invisible Qualities

See Psalm 19:1-2

Jesus asks, “Why is my language not clear to you?” (John 8:43). To another He asks, “But what about you? . . . Who do you say I am?” (Mark 8:29). And to another: “You do not know me or my Father . . . If you knew me, you would know my Father also” (John 8:20).

We are like foolish men wandering through a beautiful garden complaining about the insects. God stands before our very eyes, and we see merely our own reflection as if the world itself was our mirror. Ever since we departed that first garden, we have been afflicted by a spiritual blindness that passes down from one generation to the next.

God keeps calling out to us to open the eyes of our hearts (Ephesians 1:18) just as Elisha prayed that God would open the eyes of His servant so that he could see the power of God all around him (2 Kings 6:17). If we insist on remaining blind, we do it through our own choice. For God makes Himself evident throughout all of creation: “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).

-Eric Kampmann, Signposts

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