Romans 1:20 (NLT)
For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.
The term general revelation is often used by theologists to describe how God reveals himself to man through creation. Coming to know God’s eternal power and divine nature can be as easy as observing the world around us.
When we stand on the shore and watch the waves crash endlessly around us, when we take in a mountain range that towers over us, or gaze upwards at the vast universe that surrounds us, we can’t help but recognize just how small we are by comparison. Our own smallness is emphasized by how grand and magnificent the world is around us and it points to just how grand and magnificent our Creator must be.
The more we dwell on creation, the more we know our Creator. The more we know our Creator, the more sincerely we can worship him.
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”
Thought for Today: We can be so distracted in our day-to-day routine that we often forget to take in God’s glorious creation. Take some time today to look up or look out and learn more about our glorious Maker.
Prayer: God of creation, thank you for revealing yourself to me through the world you made. Help me take notice of how big, how vast, how intricate, and how perfectly you created it. Amen.