Julian of Norwich - We should know and believe that the Father is not a man
Type of Spiritual Experience
Another observation concerning the fact no one has 'seen' God. Instead you nearly always find that the person saw an angel or some other symbolic imagery presented to him and this image is often of a spirit helper.
A description of the experience
Julian of Norwich – from Medieval writings on female spirituality
But man is blind in this life, and therefore we cannot see our father God as he is. And when, out of his goodness, he wants to show himself to man, he shows himself in a familiar way, like a man; nevertheless I saw truly that we should know and believe that the Father is not a man