Wording of this Handout:
Real but invisible.
Something I didn't realize until i had thought about it as a kid, was the fact that things can be real even if we can't see them. Even if we can't feel, or smell, or fast them!
Take, for example, TV. The picture comes through the air, down an arial, and into a box, then a picture appears on a screen. If we look out the window we can't see the signal, or feel it, or taste or smell it. (The same goes for radio and telephone and anything else which uses satellites or transmitters).
We can't see air either, yet we know it must be there. We can feel it when it moves, but it has no smell or taste. We see things moving in a wind, but we can't see what's doing the moving. Light is similar. We can't see it until it bounces off something, or radiates toward us. Pure water is also close to invisible in small amounts, and so is glass.
God is real but invisible. Angels are real but invisible (including Satan and his followers) and so are the other heavenly creatures we read about in the Bible.
We are surrounded by invisible but real things - so why do we find it difficult to believe that God can answer our prayers? Just because we can't see Him doesn't mean that He can't hear us!
I can't see you, so you can't see me! I told you I could make myself invisible!
Oh yes I can!
The Bible says "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding." Proverbs 3:5 (New King James Version)