Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Seeing God in Creation

Having spent a week in the Rocky Mountains, I am reminded of the glory of God’s creation. The first thing we learn about God from the Bible is that he is the Creator. Genesis 1:1 says “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” The Bible reminds us of this all the way through, ending with Revelation 10:6, which refers to God as the “him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and what is in it, the earth and what is in it, and the sea and what is in it…”

The creation also tells us something about the Creator. Romans 1:19-20 says “For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived ever since the creation of the world…” The majesty of tall mountains of stone reveal God’s eternal power. As powerful and majestic as the mountains appear, they remind us that the one who created them is more powerful and majestic. They could only be created by one who is divine.

The beauty of God’s creation tells us that God’s plan for us is beautiful, not onerous. God could have made the earth uniform and plain. Instead he made it diverse, intriguing, and beautiful. When we order our lives under his   lordship, his sovereign rule, we will see this beauty, his beauty, in our lives. We know this is true because Revelation shows us that the end of all things will be a place totally under the rule of the Lord and that place is beautiful. It is peaceful and restful.

May you see God’s glory today and experience his peace. 
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