God – So Far and Yet So Near

YosemiteAtNight-crop-web5by Rex Rouis

Look out at the stars above, and search them if you will. You will not find God in them, for He is not found in creation. The universe was created to obscure His presence, not to express it. To the world He is distant and hidden, yet within the heart of man He can be near and personal.

Reason and logic cannot fathom Him. The intellect cannot know Him. Doubt and skepticism further obscure Him. Only faith can reach Him. He is hidden from everyone except those that already know He is there. He is not lost yet He can only be found by those who diligently seek Him.

He is everywhere for some and nowhere for others. He is everything to some and nothing to others. He is the Way yet many will choose to wander. He is the Water of Life yet many would rather suffer thirst. He is Life itself yet many will die without first living.

He only approaches the humble. He only feeds the hungry. He only speaks to those who long for His voice. He will not reveal Himself to those who require evidence. The obvious God is only obvious to those that believe that He exists. He may be far from the eyes but He is close to the heart.

The Vast Universe – Two Perspectives


  1. You say “You will not find God in them, for He is not found in creation. The universe was created to obscure His presence, not to express it.” – Please expand.

    Surely this is contradictory to:

    “The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge.”
    (Psa 19:1-2)

    “Because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.”
    (Rom 1:19-21)

    Both these verses clearly teach that God reveals Himself in his creation.

    1. He reveals some aspect of His Glory (Ps 19)
    2. He reveals His eternal power and Godhead (or Divine attributes) (Romans 1).

    In fact, the fact that God HAS revealed Himself ADDS to the condemnation of man. That is the point of Romans 1.

    I understand that a full revelation of God awaited His Son’s coming, however, clearly enough was revealed which should have turned people to God in thankfulness and worship, but it didn’t, hence they are without excuse.

  2. This words are beautifull and amazing.can I find most of these books?or where can I find them?

    1. Author

      Ruvan – Thank you for your comment. This did not come from a book. I wrote it. We do however have an online books page with many free books. God bless. Rex

  3. Amen! Saints walk by FAITH not by SIGHT!!! To God be the Glory forever and ever. 🙂

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