Q: What does God look like? I think maybe he’s an old man with white hair, kind of like my grandfather, but my parents said to ask you. I am 8 years old. — Z.B.
A: Thank you for your email — and I’m glad you want to know what God is like. I hope you’ll never lose your curiosity about him, and you’ll even come to see him as your best friend!
The Bible doesn’t tell us what God looks like — because he is invisible. And the reason we can’t see him is because he is a spiritual being — that is, he has no body or face or other physical form. That doesn’t mean he isn’t real, because he is. But he is far greater than anything we can imagine. He is so great that he created the whole universe. God, the Bible says, “is the Lord of heaven and earth” (Acts 17:24).
But more than 2,000 years ago God did an amazing thing: He came down from heaven and became a human being! That person was Jesus Christ, who was God in human flesh. I know that may be hard to understand, but it’s true! Jesus, the Bible says, “is the image of the invisible God” (Colossians 1:15).
Therefore, when we read about Jesus in the pages of the Bible, we discover what God is really like. We discover that he loves us, and he wants us to be part of his family, and go to be with him in heaven forever. Most of all, we discover he wants to come into our lives today. Right now you can invite Jesus to come into your heart, and he will. The Bible says, “To those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12).
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