Right now ; God is a spirit and we are flesh. BUT when He returns we will all be spirits. We just have to wait. He talks about bodies in First Corinthians 38-42 *******
38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. 39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. 40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. 41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory. 42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
The simple response to this question would be. " It is because we cannot see Him"
But in reality if God was visible, everyone would want to capture Him and own Him. That would be a big problem.
Since He (or They if you see God as a Parent) is not visible, we cannot touch Him but we can own His love. That is fine with me.
But He isn't. There are those who see the signature of the Deity all around them, the handiwork of God is as plain as day, so your very statement signifies a degree of 'not-knowing' that does not apply to all.
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Think about the opening lines from this well-known hymn: "Immortal, invisible, God only wise In light inaccessible, hid from our eyes."
Now cast your mind back a few thousand years to the time when people thought that anything that couldn't be explained should be attributed to the gods. Can you imagine a more appropriate description of a sun god than "in light inaccessible, hid from our eyes"?
Sure, we can see God. He makes his journey through the sky every day, just as he did when Abraham and his ilk looked up and wondered. And the ancients were no dummies. They knew that if they looked on the face of God for too long they'd go blind.
I suppose it's still true to some extent. Too much time spent in pursuit of an invisible being can leave you blind to reason.
There are many invisible processes. I may be thinking of my mother; the thought process is invisible, yet I can see and hear her in my mind. You cannot see the spirit of a man, yet everyone (well, almost everyone) accepts it as a metaphysical construct. A computer executes a program that can be visualized as code, but is transformed into a process when run. Memory consists of physical changes to the brain, but are not merely the physical changes. They are often indistinguishable from real life. Secondly, that which is physical is subject to laws of physics. It's evident from the nature of God that He is spirit, not material. Think of time and space as woven together, with a beginning and an end. He is not the weaving, but the Weaver.