1 Corinthians 12:31b (NAS)

And I show you a still more excellent way.
1Corinthians 12:31b (NAS)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

God Speaks Through His Creation

Did you ever see anything so beautiful it made you cry? I've heard the Grand Canyon has that effect on viewers. Maybe it was a sunset, or the mountains, or the night sky that made you stop and stare in wonder and amazement. Our beautiful world has that affect on us at times.

Psalm 19 begins, The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. But what is it that nature tells us about God?
Our world around us is telling us that God is Great. The size of our universe is huge, expanding light years beyond our reach. So our God must be very great since he created it all.

Nature tells us that he is a God of beauty. For he has created a feast for our eyes every where we turn; beautiful forests, magnificent mountains, cascading waterfalls, sugar white beaches, emerald waters, canyons, rivers, hills and valleys. More than we could ever hope see in a lifetime.

When we look at how perfectly ordered Earth's life systems are, we see that God is a god of order. The rainfall, the rivers and streams, the clouds, the wind, the polar ice caps; they all work together in perfect harmony.

Just look at a butterfly or a black-eyed susan or a bird in flight. They all have voices- voices that speak of God's glory. Not voices that we hear with our ears, but voices we hear with our hearts.

Romans 1:20 tells us that we can know what God is like through what he has made. God speaks to us through his creation. He's telling us that he loves us, that he made all this just for us. He made it all so that we would look for him, signs everywhere that point us to God our creator. He speaks in the cleansing rain of forgiveness and he quenches our thirst. The colorful rainbow speaks of his promise to never destroy the earth again by water. His sunlight wakes us, warms us and comforts us. He speaks in the thunderstorm of his wrath and power. And with the changing seasons, he speaks of the Resurrection and new beginnings.  God is speaking.....but are we listening?

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