The Big Question: Is God Invisible?

by Elena Tafone

It’s often said that “seeing is believing.” It’s a phrase that brings to mind the apostle Thomas—also known as Doubting Thomas. After Jesus’ return, Thomas refused to accept that he had risen from the dead. It was only after Thomas saw Jesus in the flesh and touched his wounds that he believed. But most of us never get a chance like that. That is what faith is—believing in what we cannot see. We are told that God exists, that he is all around us, but few get to see him for themselves.  God’s visibility is a concept that has puzzled philosophers and religious thinkers for centuries. But that hasn’t stopped people from trying to answer the question: Is God invisible?