What Does God Look Like?

People have different ideas of what God looks like and many of these images come from popular culture. Stories of judgement depict God as a harsh justice of the court wearing a black robe. Others show God as a loving, grandfather-type figure with a white beard and kind expression. When society talks about the consequences of right and wrong, God is pictured as a police officer catching someone in the act.

The reason there are so many descriptions of God is because people don’t know what He really looks like. We use our imagination to fill in the blanks.

“Show Me a Picture of God”

We learn from the Bible that God isn’t like us. We’re made up of skin and bones. He is not contained by a material body. God is a spiritual being so we can’t see Him, just like we can’t see the wind. Instead we observe its effect on the trees and water. In the same way, we can see what God does in our lives and around us, but just like the Bible says, “No one has ever seen God” (1 John 4:12). God is not limited by His creation, yet He is closer to us than our next breath.

The Bible describes a few instances where God appeared to people in a human-like form. Unfortunately, these events don’t give us a real picture of God because He changed His appearance into something we could understand. We’re limited in our ability to comprehend a God that has always existed and always will. “Before the mountains were born, before You gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, You are God” (Psalm 90:2).

“What Is God Like?”

However, the Bible says we can know what God is like and that’s because He came down from heaven. He became a man and His name was Jesus Christ. It may be difficult to understand, but He was both fully man and fully God.

If you want to know what God is like then look at the unique life of Jesus in the Bible. It says we can know God through Jesus, “No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God, is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us” (John 1:18).

So what’s the most important thing the Bible says about God? It tells us over and over that He loves us and wants to have a personal relationship with each of us. The Bible says, “See how very much our Father loves us, for He calls us His children, and that is what we are!” (1 John 3:1).

Are you ready to have a personal relationship with your heavenly father?


Step 1 – God’s Purpose: Peace and Life

God loves you and wants you to experience peace and eternal life—abundant and eternal.

The Bible says:

"We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."
Romans 5:1

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life."
John 3:16

"I [Jesus] came that they may have life and have it abundantly."
John 10:10

Why don’t most people have this peace and abundant life that God planned for us to have?

Step 2 – The Problem: Sin Separates Us

God created us in His own image to have an abundant life. He did not make us as robots to automatically love and obey Him. God gave us a will and freedom of choice. We choose to disobey God and go our own willful way. We still make this choice today. This results in separation from God.

The Bible says:

"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."
Romans 3:23

"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Romans 6:23

Our choice results in separation from God. People have tried in many ways to bridge this gap between themselves and God...

The Bible says:

"There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death."
Proverbs 14:12

"But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear."
Isaiah 59:2

No bridge reaches God... except one.

Step 3 – God’s Remedy: The Cross

Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose from the grave. He paid the penalty for our sin and bridged the gap between God and people.

The Bible says:

"For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus."
1 Timothy 2:5

"For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring us to God."
1 Peter 3:18

"But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 5:8

God has provided the only way... Each person must make a choice...

Step 4 – Our Response: Receive Christ

We must trust Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and receive Him by personal invitation.

The Bible says:

"Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with Me."
Revelation 3:20

"But to all who did receive Him, who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God."
John 1:12

"If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."
Romans 10:9

Will you receive Jesus Christ right now?

Here is how you can receive Christ:

We suggest a prayer like this one:

"Dear God, I know I am a sinner. I want to turn from my sins, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe that Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe He died for my sins and that You raised Him to life. I want Him to come into my heart and to take control of my life. I want to trust Jesus as my Savior and follow Him as my Lord from this day forward. In Jesus' Name, amen."

Did you pray to receive Jesus Christ and begin a relationship with him?

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