How do we know what God is like? Do we simply try to think right thoughts about God? No! God has made himself known to us through Jesus. It is only in Jesus that we really come to know God according to the way he has made himself known to us. Only as we keep our eyes fixed on Jesus can we truly know God. So we must never try to look at God apart from Jesus for he is God as human.
John speaks about the Word who was with God and was God. Then he tells us that this Word became flesh and lived among us. And so, through him, we see who God is because the knowledge of God himself comes to us through a human just like us. We see God himself with a human face. And so, John goes on to say, “No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father’s heart, who has made him known.” (John 1:18 NRSV).
Apart from Jesus, we are left staring at a Nameless and Faceless Deity. But the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 4: 6). So, we keep the eyes of our hearts fixed on Jesus to see the glory of God in his face and to be transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory (2 Corinthians 3: 18)