Have you ever looked through a telescope? More likely you’ve used a set of binoculars, which is a wrapped up telescope that also turns things the right way up for you. It is a strange device.
It is really two pieces of glass set the right distance apart to deceive you. The two lenses, if anything, actually rob you of some of the light you should get, but they bend it so that your eye thinks you are looking at an object that is closer to you than it actually is. It looks bigger.
And this is the thing. The object is not closer. You know that. But your eyes and brain tell you otherwise, and the detail you can now see is surely proof. If it isn’t this close, how come I can see this detail!
We accept the deception because the detail we can see proves it.
Now, how come you can see God? Do you have a God telescope? The world around us says God doesn’t exist, and most of what is listened to assumes that as a fact. But not you. You are very much aware of God. Maybe not all the time, but when God’s presence is being felt, you are right there with everyone else. Jesus did tell us this would be the case.
The telescope gave us so much insight into the detail of the world, it helped us to understand better the things we can actually see. The ‘deception’ was actually ‘illumination.’ Likewise, coming to know God, who is not seen by most, enables us to understand a lot better how the world really works.
So, learn to use and make good use of (and share) your God telescope.