This week we’ve discussed invisibility; having pain that doesn’t show, being invisible because of your pain, being invisible to your doctor, and finally being invisible to your insurance company. We’re going to wrap up this week by asking a kind of backwards question.
Although we can see God’s creation, we don’t normally talk about seeing God in a physical form today. That would make Him invisible to us, but have you ever had the feeling that your pain has made you invisible to God? I’ve spoken to many chronic pain patients who prefer to be alone during a pain crisis; not wanting to see anyone while they wait it out. Does that include God? Is He not listening because He just can’t. or won’t, see you? Did He allow you this pain, and then leave you? For many, the whole idea of pain and suffering is reason enough to not believe in a Loving God. How about you? Are you as invisible to God as He is to you? Do you feel your pain, but not His presence?