If you want to know about someone, look at what they make: The chef’s desserts, the craftsman’s furniture, or the artist’s paintings. Their creations reveal their personalities and their message.
The same is true of God. We’re told in the Bible that the natural world we see around us reveals us something about who he is.
The sheer size of creation – stars and galaxies, mountains, land, seas – shows God’s infinity, power, majesty, imagination.
The intricacy of nature – small flowers, insects, minute variations in temperature and winds that effect climate, the DNA that makes each person individual – uncovers God’s amazing attention to detail.
The constant provision of food for birds, animals, and humans by giving seed, rain, sun, photosynthesis, and reproduction reflects God’s involvement in our daily lives.
The variety of people the world – color, hair, face, shape, capabilities, personalities, desires – shows God’s love of the human form and person, implying his intimate involvement in who we are and who we become.
What can we conclude about God as we see and study the created world?
- He is the God of the grandest of scales and tiniest of details.
- He is the God of the past and the future, and the now.
- He is personally involved in what he has made – including us.
- He wants to be acknowledged as Creator and Lord.
When we see God in the created world, let’s turn our wonder into worship!
“Worship is giving God his true worth; it is acknowledging Him to be the Lord of all things, and the Lord of everything in our lives. He is, indeed, the Most High God!” – Sinclair B. Ferguson
Thanks, Bev. Nicely stated. Next week I start teaching Romans again to my students. Think I’ll use this post (with credit to you) when we get to Romans 1:20. 🙂
Makes me smile. 🙂
That means you are wonderful, Bev because you make wonderful chocolate chip cookies!