God wants you to know him the way he knows you. And if you want to know God why would you try and find him solely through other people? I believe we were created in his image, are being continually formed into the image of Christ. With that we’re called to represent his love to the best of our abilities....but...let’s be real- we all fall short of that. The good news is that we CAN know him for ourselves. We CAN read his word to discover the mystery of his character. We CAN see him at work in our every day lives, opening and closing the right doors. And we CAN experience God through other believers. But, if you’re putting your faith in people alone...no matter how great people can be, you’re putting your faith in the wrong place.
“for we all have sinned and are in need of the glory of God. Yet through his powerful declaration of acquittal, God freely gives away his righteousness. His gift of love and favor now cascades over us, all because Jesus, the Anointed One, has liberated us from the guilt, punishment, and power of sin!”