Across generations, the people of God have created metaphors and imagery to explain God, imagine God, and relate to God. Children asked to draw God will often picture someone who cares for them and teaches them about God. As adults, how we imagine God can have a subtle but profound impact on how we live our faith.
- What does God look like? The Bible gives us lots of imagery for God
- Is God a He? Yes, especially when we’re talking about the human/divine Jesus. For all of God, She and They (singular) are also appropriate.
- Does the way we imagine God affect how we live our faith? Yes.
Full Sermon: How Do You See God? Nov 10, 2019
Reflect: What images of God do you find helpful or comforting?
- Check out the UMC’s primer on who is God.
- Find an image from art or life that helps you imagine God and journal about what that picture says to your faith.
- Spend some time with a scripture that images God. Pray through it and respond to it by creating visual art that reflects what it teaches you about God.
- Ask someone else how they see God and mediate on their answer and how it relates to you.
- Gather images of God from Christians around the world. Study what each one reflects about their culture and God. Create a devotion or series of devotions around the images and share them with your Sunday School or Small Group.