God chose to reveal Himself to us.
No one has ever seen God, ...God the One and only [Son], who is at the Father’s side, has made him known (John 1:18, NIV).
All through the ages people have longed to actually see God. They have drawn pictures
and written books
and composed music
and constructed temples,
all for the purpose of unveiling the mystery of what He is like. But we are no longer left to our imaginations, wondering in educated ignorance. We can know for sure. Although “no one has ever seen God, ...God the One and only [Son], who is at the Father’s side, has made him known.”
What a thrilling, firsthand, life-changing, mind-blowing, awe-inspiring testimony! God did not have to reveal Himself to us, but He did. He chose to make Himself visible in a way we could understand—as Man. This visibility is not only compelling and clear, it is glorious!