Our Father is Spirit, but He desires to be seen.
He has revealed Himself to the world through relationship with the sons of Israel, and now He can be seen in His Son. “Jesus said to him, “Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?” (John 14:9 NASB) We have been given the right to become His children. Wow! That’s amazing. I wanted to know my Father in heaven. So, I look for Him in both the Old and New Testaments.
In the Old Testament God is seen as a husband to His chosen people. He divorces one wife (the house of Israel) and severally judges another wife (the house of Judah). Jesus said, “Behold, your house is left to you desolate; and I say to you, you will not see Me until the time comes when you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!'” (Luke 13:35 NASB)
It has been a long time since all this occurred. This is 2020 years afterward Judah’s judgement for rejecting Christ. I pray God’s promise is not forgotten by those He scattered to the ends of the earth. “Ah Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You,” (Jeremiah 32:17 NASB)
I am also praying that we the church are encouraged by the faithfulness of God who does not forget. He will fulfill His word to them and to we who believe.
“I will rejoice over them to do them good and will faithfully plant them in this land with all My heart and with all My soul. For thus says the Lord, ‘Just as I brought all this great disaster on this people, so I am going to bring on them all the good that I am promising them.” (Jeremiah 32:41-42 NASB)