The story is told of three blind men who were asked to describe a elephant. The first, grabbing the elephant by the tail, described the elephant as being like a rope. The second, grabbing the elephant by the leg, described the elephant as being like a tree trunk. The third, grabbing the elephant by the trunk, described the elephant as being like a hose. The problem with the blind menâ€™s description of the elephant was that none of them could get a hold of the whole elephant, only of different parts of the elephant.
Up until Christ, we were given different glimpses of God at different times through various prophets. However, when Christ came, who is â€œthe brightness of [Godâ€™s] glory, and the express image of his person,â€ we were given the whole picture of God (Hebrews 1:2-3). As the Apostle John declared: â€œFor the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared himâ€ (John 1:17-18). All you need to do to come to know God today is to come to know Jesus Christ, who has made God known to us.