John 11:1-37 and Psalms 115-118.
The Lord is not an idol made by man’s hands. To make an idol, the image is first formed in the mind then carved into wood, stone or cast into metal. An idol gives the appearance of something that has life but is lifeless because it is not real. Some may say, “Where is your God? Your god is invisible!” Yes, our God is the invisible God but the Lord created heaven and earth and sea and all that is in them. You can see with the eye the things God created. The Lord hears when we speak to him and he knows our thoughts. The Lord sees everything that happens on the earth. Though unseen by human eye, my God lives. It is the god of the human imagination that does not exist. The Lord made himself known to Abraham, to Isaac, to Jacob, to Moses, and in these last days; God has made himself known in his Son. Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God. Jesus Christ is the exact representation of his nature. Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life, he who believes in me will live, even if he dies, and he who lives and believes in me will never die.” This he said to Martha who was grieving the death of her brother Lazaruth. After saying this to her, Jesus asked her a question: “Do you believe this?” Martha answered: “Yes Lord, I have believed that you are the Christ, the Son of God, even He who comes into the world.” The unseen God has come into the world that he created and he came in the person of Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God and he has promised eternal life to all who believe in him.