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It occurred to me that possibly the ultimate invisible wall has existed between God and mankind. It’s the invisible wall of knowing God. You see, it’s impossible to follow God. In order for any person to follow God, the God of gods must be fleshed out. Here are a few passages of Scripture to help us understand how this happened:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him. (John 1)
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him. (Colossians 1)
In order to seek Jesus in the Scriptures, especially the Law, the Prophets and the Psalms, look for the major themes about Jesus. Jesus fulfilled and gave meaning to every mark and letter of the Mosaic Law. Jesus fulfilled every longing of the heart of the Psalms. And, Jesus also fulfilled the many Messianic prophecies. These prophecies seem to speak of Jesus and find their culmination in him, so look for those themes that find their way to Jesus.
Once an atheist, and a very closed-minded one at that, Oxford professor and critic, C. S. Lewis became a follower of Jesus. When Lewis was an atheist, he made the statement, “How absurd that a human could possibly believe that he could have a personal relationship with the Creator God.” He said, “It is as absurd as Hamlet thinking he could have a personal relationship with Shakespeare, his creator.”
Later, on further thought, Lewis observed, “Hamlet could have had a personal relationship with Shakespeare, if Shakespeare had written himself, the author/creator, as a character into the play.” This is what I believe God did. He wrote Himself into the play as a character and tore down the invisible wall of knowing and personally relating to God. The name of the character? Jesus, simply Jesus.