“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun. It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth” Psalm 19:1-6
Have you ever wondered how you could know God if you never saw a bible or heard God’s Word? I have…. There was a time in my life when I grappled with God and “fairness” over this question. As with anything that nags at me, I research and study out my questioning. I go to the Lord with my questions and struggles, at times even “battle” it out with Him, He knows my thoughts and my heart so I must be real with Him! Every time He is loving and patient with me and leads me to an understanding, even if the answer is just to trust Him, that He knows best and has a plan for everyone.
Nature has always fascinated me, even as a little girl I loved digging in the garden, watching seeds grow into plants and then bearing the results that ended up on my dinner plate. The seasons that go from desolate snow and ice covered blobs to buds, blooms and lush foliage with vibrancy of color and full of life, then to more color changes that result in leaves falling and plants disappearing again. The sun, moon and stars that faithfully make their trek across the heavens, giving us night and day. Creatures that each have their own instinctive patterns of growth, life and death. They know what to do, eat and survive without any direction from us……each creating its own kind….. Then thinking about the human body, with all its systems, organs and abilities…. Having a baby grow and develop inside its mothers womb and then the birth process… Astonishing! Amazing! Clearly all of this has a plan and a design, a Creator!
Romans 1:20- “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse”. God makes it pretty clear that His creation alone speaks enough about Him that even if we didn’t have His Word, we have no excuse not to know Him! It’s so true, creation slaps us in the face constantly, unfortunately we take it all for granted, try to excuse it away with man made explanations and choose to ignore Him.
Yet, we are wired to desire and seek relationship with our creator. Ecclesiastes 3:11 “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from the beginning to end”. Yes, everyone is afforded the opportunity to know God and believe in Him, He has made sure of that by how He created us with a soul made to desire knowing Him. And He created all the beauty of all of nature to speak of His glory! Ultimately, the choice is ours…..
—-What choice will you make? He is always knocking, will you choose to open the door?